What's My Class Standing?

Generally, the number of Miami credit hours you've completed with a passing grade, as well as any transfer, AP, or CCP credit you've earned outside of Miami are added together to determine your class standing. Check your degree audit to see the number of credit hours you've earned, which appear at the very end of the document. 

Depending on where you are on your academic journey, we offer the suggestions and opportunities below to help you make the most of your time at Miami.

How long will it take?

A bachelor's degree requires a minimum of 124 credit hours, and you should expect to take no fewer than 30 credit hours a year if you are a full-time student. We recommend taking 15-16 credit hours in each fall and spring semester to complete your degree in eight semesters, over four years. 

In your first year of college, you’ll spend a lot of time adjusting to a new normal. There are several things you can do now to prepare for life after college!

Academics:

  • Enroll in and complete UNV 101

Career Development: 

It’s never too early to think about what comes after you graduate. Begin collecting experiences that will set you apart.

Leadership Development:

Get involved in student organizations, or student employment opportunities that expand your exposure and experience.

Now that you're a sophomore, this means you have earned at least 30 credit hours; here are some suggestions for making the most of your time at Miami University Regionals.

Academics:

During your sophomore year, you will:

  • Begin your major courses and use Miami Plan courses to focus on your interests and academic strengths
  • Declare, change, or add additional programs of study, such as your major, minor or thematic sequence
  • Begin to think about study abroad programs - Regional students do study abroad and many of them received scholarships
  • Add an Associate of Arts degree to your record

Career Development:

It’s never too early to think about what comes after you graduate. Begin collecting experiences that will set you apart.

Undergraduate Research/Faculty Connections:

  • Get to know your faculty advisor
  • Ask your faculty advisor for a list of research opportunities in your major
  • Identify your interests and contact faculty members with similar research interests

Leadership Development:

Get involved in student organizations or student employment opportunities that expand your exposure and experience.

 

Now that you are a Junior, which means you’ve earned 64-95 credit hours, here are some suggestions for making the most of your time at Miami University Regionals.

Academics:

You’re well on your way to graduation; what comes next?

Career Development:

Faculty Connections:

  • Discuss letters of recommendation with your faculty advisor
  • Are you planning on graduate school? Discuss programs and opportunities with your faculty advisor

Leadership Development:

There is still plenty of time to get involved in student organizations or student employment opportunities that can expand your exposure and experience.

When you earn 96+ credit hours you are a Senior - congratulations! Here are some suggestions for making the most of your senior year at Miami University Regionals.

Academics:

Career Development:

  • Meet with a career advisor; they can assist in many ways, including:
    • Major and career exploration
    • Industry research
    • Internship and job search strategies
    • Grad school planning and preparation
    • Resume and cover letter reviews
    • Interview skills and mock interviews
    • Internship and job offer negotiation
  • Prepare for and attend all of campus Career Fairs
  • Job search resources
  • Mock interviews practice
  • Online job/internship database (Handshake)

Faculty Connections:

  • Solidify your faculty recommendations
  • Talk to your faculty advisors about networking opportunities

Leadership Development:

It’s not too late to get involved in student organizations or student employment opportunities that will expand your exposure and experience.

First-Year

In your first year of college, you’ll spend a lot of time adjusting to a new normal. There are several things you can do now to prepare for life after college!

Academics:

  • Enroll in and complete UNV 101

Career Development: 

It’s never too early to think about what comes after you graduate. Begin collecting experiences that will set you apart.

Leadership Development:

Get involved in student organizations, or student employment opportunities that expand your exposure and experience.

Sophomore

Now that you're a sophomore, this means you have earned at least 30 credit hours; here are some suggestions for making the most of your time at Miami University Regionals.

Academics:

During your sophomore year, you will:

  • Begin your major courses and use Miami Plan courses to focus on your interests and academic strengths
  • Declare, change, or add additional programs of study, such as your major, minor or thematic sequence
  • Begin to think about study abroad programs - Regional students do study abroad and many of them received scholarships
  • Add an Associate of Arts degree to your record

Career Development:

It’s never too early to think about what comes after you graduate. Begin collecting experiences that will set you apart.

Undergraduate Research/Faculty Connections:

  • Get to know your faculty advisor
  • Ask your faculty advisor for a list of research opportunities in your major
  • Identify your interests and contact faculty members with similar research interests

Leadership Development:

Get involved in student organizations or student employment opportunities that expand your exposure and experience.

 

Junior

Now that you are a Junior, which means you’ve earned 64-95 credit hours, here are some suggestions for making the most of your time at Miami University Regionals.

Academics:

You’re well on your way to graduation; what comes next?

Career Development:

Faculty Connections:

  • Discuss letters of recommendation with your faculty advisor
  • Are you planning on graduate school? Discuss programs and opportunities with your faculty advisor

Leadership Development:

There is still plenty of time to get involved in student organizations or student employment opportunities that can expand your exposure and experience.

Senior

When you earn 96+ credit hours you are a Senior - congratulations! Here are some suggestions for making the most of your senior year at Miami University Regionals.

Academics:

Career Development:

  • Meet with a career advisor; they can assist in many ways, including:
    • Major and career exploration
    • Industry research
    • Internship and job search strategies
    • Grad school planning and preparation
    • Resume and cover letter reviews
    • Interview skills and mock interviews
    • Internship and job offer negotiation
  • Prepare for and attend all of campus Career Fairs
  • Job search resources
  • Mock interviews practice
  • Online job/internship database (Handshake)

Faculty Connections:

  • Solidify your faculty recommendations
  • Talk to your faculty advisors about networking opportunities

Leadership Development:

It’s not too late to get involved in student organizations or student employment opportunities that will expand your exposure and experience.