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Class Standing

A class standing error occurs if a course is open only to students in certain class standings.

Check the Schedule of Classes (open course list) to see if a class has a class standing restriction.


At UC Merced:

  • Freshman = 0-29 units
  • Sophomore = 30-59 units
  • Junior = 60-89 units
  • Senior = 90+ units

If you have units from AP exams, IB exams, or college courses taken in high school, you may have a higher class standing than your year in school.

  • Example:  a first year (freshman) might have sophomore standing due to units from AP exams.


Your total units include all coursework completed as well as units in progress at UC Merced.