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 degree.

Standing Credits
Freshman 0-44
Sophomore 45-89
Junior 90-134
Senior 135+

Additional information on how class standing is determined:
Dual-Credit Programs: College in the High School | Running Start Program
Transfer Credit: Transfer Credit Policy


The student’s current major. The department listed here may not be the major a student indicated as the area of interest on their application for admission. Many majors at the University have admission requirements that must be completed before being eligible to declare the major.

Review 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 a major department belongs. Visit Colleges and Schools, Academic Departments, and Degree Programs for a complete listing of what is available at the University of Washington.

Student Number

The student number (UW ID Number) is used for identification and verification purposes while a student at the University of Washington. It will benefit students to memorize this number, as it will be requested often.

Residency Status

Residency status determines whether a student pays in-state or out-of-state tuition. Students classified as a NONRESIDENT and believe this is in error, should review Residency for Tuition Purposes for a complete explanation of the rules governing Washington State Residency.