General Catalog

Academic Year

The academic year for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate degrees at USU is composed of two (2) semesters of 16 weeks duration totaling 32 weeks of instruction and at least 24 credits. Each semester is composed of two (2) sessions of eight (8) weeks and at least 12 credits.

The academic year for graduate students at USU is composed of two (2) semesters of 16 weeks duration totaling 32 weeks of instruction and at least 18 credits. Each semester is composed of two (2) sessions of eight (8) weeks and at least nine (9) credits.

Undergraduate Class Standing

  • Freshmen: Students who have completed 0- 30 college credits.
  • Sophomore: Students who have completed 31-60 college credits.
  • Junior: Students who have completed 61-90 college credits.
  • Senior: Students who have completed more than 90 college credits.