The rank of Acolyte is achieved upon first entering the Sith Academy and having one’s Force-sensitivity confirmed. It is the lowest rank. All students, regardless of strength in the Force, begin their training as Acolytes. How long students remain an Acolyte is determined by the individual’s ambition and ability to advance their knowledge and skills. Recitation of the Sith Code is one of the feats expected of an Acolyte facing promotion.
The next rank is Apprentice