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University of Alabama students are classified as follows:

Undergraduate Students
Freshman 0–30 semester credit hours earned
Sophomore31–60 semester credit hours earned
Junior61–90 semester credit hours earned
Senior91 or more semester credit hours earned
Law Students
Second-year law student30 hours earned in law courses
Third-year law student56 hours earned in law courses

Upper division and lower division. Certain colleges and schools within the University recognize two enrollment categories, upper division and lower division. To progress from the lower division to the upper division in any college or school, the student must meet all requirements specified by that college or school. Admission to the lower division in a college or school does not guarantee progression to the upper division. Each student should consult academic advisors in the college or school of his or her enrollment to learn about the requirements for progression to the upper division.