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When is freshman year?

I'm a bit confused as to when freshman year begins. Does it start during the summer orientation or from the first day of classes in the fall semester? And when do colleges typically consider you a 'sophomore'? Thanks in advance!

8 months ago

Hey there! No need to worry, it can be confusing at first. Freshman year typically begins on the first day of classes in the fall semester. Orientation during the summer is just a way to get familiar with the campus, resources, and connect with friends and professors, but it's not considered part of the school year.

Regarding your transition to a 'sophomore', it varies slightly from college to college. But in general, you would be considered a sophomore after finishing your entire freshman year, which includes both fall and spring semesters at semester schools, or the fall, winter, and spring quarters at a quarter-system school, and accumulating a certain amount of credits along the way (usually around 30). Credits can vary based on the college's requirements, so it's important to be familiar with your college's specific policies. Keep in mind that some students may follow an accelerated track through college and graduate early, especially if they have AP/IB or transfer credits, in which case their class year may be less well-defined.

Hope this helps!

8 months ago

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