I know first and second year undergraduate students are freshmen and sophomores respectively.

  • Are there similar terms for third and fourth years, given most programmes are three or four year programmes?
  • If no, is there any reason for coining a word only for the second year (i.e., sophomore)?
  • Third-half & Fourth-half, by logical extension. There are no names continuing on past sophomore in the original list which was only for two.
    – Kris
    Apr 20, 2012 at 7:56
  • Er... I actually wanted to ask why sophomore coming from sophistry applies only to second-years. OK, I shall ask another question...
    – Bravo
    Apr 20, 2012 at 8:05
  • That's a much better way to put it.
    – Kris
    Apr 20, 2012 at 8:19

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Junior is the third grade. Senior is the fourth grade.

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