About 15 to Finish

Nationwide, many college students are not taking the minimum number credits that will put them on a path to graduating on time. At Syracuse University, we’re encouraging students who are able to take at least 15 credits each semester, saving time and money. 

Learn more about the benefits of taking 15 credits a semester.

Credits by the numbers

120-128 credits  = required to graduate for most four-year degrees
90 credits = senior standing
60 credits = junior standing
30 credits = sophomore standing
12 to 19 credits = considered full-time for the semester (and you don't pay more whether you take 12 or 19!)
15 credits = minimum recommended per semester
11 credits = considered part-time for the semester