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Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Courses

Registration Policy GCAC-507

Purpose: to define the circumstances under which undergraduate students may take 500- or 800-level graduate courses.

Academic Goal: to ensure that undergraduate students taking graduate courses have a high likelihood of success.

Scope: all undergraduate students taking 500- or 800-level graduate courses.

Policy Statement

  1. An undergraduate student who takes graduate courses is not classified as a graduate student because a baccalaureate degree has not been attained.
  2. An undergraduate senior with a 3.50 grade-point average may be admitted to 500- or 800-level courses with the consent of the instructor.
  3. An undergraduate senior with a 3.0 grade-point average or better may be admitted to 500- or 800-level courses with the consent of the instructor, the student’s academic adviser, and the director of Graduate Enrollment Services.

Process

Requests for an undergraduate to take 500- or 800-level graduate courses must be submitted to the Director of Graduate Student Services for consideration.

Forms

Request for an Undergraduate Student to Take 500- or 800-Level Courses (PDF)|(DOC)

Revision History

Last update: 1/8/18
Adapted from the Graduate Bulletin: June 2018

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