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How many units...

ringopuppersringopuppers Registered User Posts: 281 Junior Member
How many units does it take to be considered a sophomore? NOT "sophomore standing" with AP units, but real, Telebears-class sophomore?
I know that the average amount of units students take in a semester is 16. But for the first semester of freshman year, we are advised to take 13... So would you be considered a sophomore with 29 units (13 fall plus 16 spring)? Or do you need 32 (16 plus 16)?
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  • RamblinmanRamblinman Registered User Posts: 613 Member
    I'm pretty sure it is 30 units per level, so at 30 you'd be considered a sophomore by telebears.

    My bearfacts says my Non AP-level is freshman, but my future Telebears standing is Junior, so I think that AP's might count towards it, because including this semester's units I'll have 59 non AP units. Unless there measure for future standing anticipates the units you'll take next semester, they must include AP units.

    I'm taking an extra seminar so that I can get to 90 units (including the units I will be enrolled int) to further improve my standing for the next telebears (that is if AP units actually do count), so maybe you could find a really easy 1 unit class/seminar to give you sophomore standing.
  • Batman17Batman17 Registered User Posts: 3,221 Senior Member
    if you don't declare and you pass 90 units (including the current semester), you get blocked. Just a FYI ...or so I think...
  • ringopuppersringopuppers Registered User Posts: 281 Junior Member
    So for sure then, you need 30 units to be considered a true sophomore by Telebears? I only ask because I did 14 units this fall, and I'm currently signed up for 15 for spring. I guess I'll find a DeCal or seminar or something if it's really 30.
  • whosthat1234whosthat1234 Registered User Posts: 554 Member
    Taking classes solely to improve your telebears standing is kinda silly. Just saying.
  • RamblinmanRamblinman Registered User Posts: 613 Member
    If an easy 1 unit seminar will allow you to sign up for classes a week earlier, it doesn't seem too silly. Maybe its because I'd rather not have 8am or 8pm classes any more, but I really wish I had greater priority for todays telebears.
  • meakamemeakame Registered User Posts: 639 Member
    I heard the priority order for telebears is senior, junior, freshman, and then sophomore though. So sophomore standing might not be a good thing.

    My suitemate has freshman standing, and her phase 2 was nov 30, whereas i have soph standing and my phase 2 was dec 7. That seems to support what I heard.
  • JBeak12345JBeak12345 Registered User Posts: 452 Member
    your suitemate was probably in FPF then

    incoming students > sophomores > freshman I believe
  • meakamemeakame Registered User Posts: 639 Member
    She's not FPF.
  • kategirl10kategirl10 Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    I heard that freshmen > sophomores so that freshmen won't be scared about this whole telebears in Berkeley.
  • emmmmaemmmma Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    That's actually the best explanation of the telebears ranking I've heard so far. My roommate she has junior standing, so her phase I telebears was in late Oct. I, myself, have sophomore standing, and my telebears was in the very last day of Phase I. And one of my floormate she has freshman standing but much earlier telebears than I do.
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