Does undergraduate class level include aps / community college classes?

hi everyone! i’m wondering whether the units used in calculating undergraduate class level include APs and community college courses? i’ve taken a lot of APs and community college courses so i want to know if i would be considered a sophomore or junior based on the college-level classes i’ve taken, and if so, how that would change things. thank you!

You may want to ask your college how class level is defined and how transfer credit affects it.

Also, higher class level is not necessarily favorable, in that some entry-level classes may prioritize registration of frosh over higher class level students, because frosh are more likely to need them to stay on track for their majors (versus higher class level students wanting to take them as out-of-major classes).

Depends on your school’s policy. At my daughter’s school, both count to the extent that the AP and transfer policies granted credit. If it’s on your transcript, they go into your calculation. She’s starting with 60+ credits, so for housing/registration next semester, she will have the priority of a Junior. The number of credits for each cutoff may also vary (hers is 15 per semester, even though 120 won’t meet the graduation requirement of several majors)

Fwiw, this only affects registration/housing/whatever it brings to your school. Don’t tell anyone “I’m technically a Sophomore/Junior/etc” unless you actually have a plan to graduate In what that would traditionally indicate. Second year Freshmen claiming “I’m technically a Junior” are widely mocked.

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It can, and there are pros and cons.

At my student’s highly selective public university the pro is that registration is based on the number of credits a student has, so the more credits, the earlier you are able to register for classes.

Then con is that tuition is higher for juniors and seniors, so once you cross that threshold of credits your tuition rate goes up.

In general, though, as another poster said, you won’t necessarily be referred to as an upperclassman earlier, but will be treated as one in some instances.