Senior (education)

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Senior class artwork, from East Texas State Normal College's 1920 Locust yearbook

In United States education, a senior is a student in the fourth and final year of study (generally high school or college/university study).[1][2]

High school[edit]

In the United States, the twelfth grade is usually the fourth and final year of a student's high school period and is referred to as his/her senior year. In England and Wales, students in their tenth year and above in Secondary School are seniors[citation needed]; in Scotland, students in their fifth year and above are seniors. In the Canadian province of Ontario, high school students in their third year and above are considered to be seniors.[citation needed] Many schools grant special privileges to seniors, such as reserved parking spaces and lunch tables.

Higher education[edit]

In the United States, the final year of a student's education towards a bachelor's degree, typically the fourth year, is known as the senior year.

Intercollegiate athletics[edit]

In college athletics, a student in their final year of eligibility is known as a senior.[3]

Super Senior[edit]

The term super senior is used in the United States to refer to a fifth-year student who has not completed the graduation requirements by the end of the fourth year, and thus is required to stay an additional year to complete said requirements.[4]

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