Office of the University Registrar

Status Definitions

Class Standing

Class standing is determined by the student’s total number of credits, not by the number of years of college study or completion of an associate

The following table lists the required credits for each class:

Freshman =   0- 44 Credits
Sophomore = 45- 89 Credits
Junior = 90-134 Credits
Senior = 135 Credits or more

For additional information on how your class standing is determined, see dual-credit Programs if you participated in College in the High School or the Running Start Program, or the Transfer Credit Policy, if you have transfer credit.


Your current major. The department listed here may not be the major you indicated as your area of interest on your application for admission. Many majors at the University a have admission requirements that must be completed before you are eligible to declare the major.

See Choosing a Major for additional information on how to choose a major, as well as a complete listing of undergraduate majors offered at the University of Washington.


The School or College to which your major department belongs. See Colleges and Schools, Academic Departments, and Degree Programs for a complete listing of what is available at the University of Washington.

Student Number

Your student number is used for identification and verification purposes while you are a student at the University of Washington. It will benefit you to memorize it, as you will be asked for this number often.

Residency Status

Residency status determines whether you pay in-state or out-of-state tuition. If you have been classified as a NONRESIDENT and believe this is in error, see Residency for Tuition Purposes for a complete explanation of the rules governing Washington State Residency.