Undergraduate Students and Graduate Courses

An undergraduate student at the university who is within 14 credits of completing the requirements for the bachelor's degree may enroll in 500- or 600-level courses for graduate credit, provided that such credit is requested by the student and approved by the current undergraduate advisor and Graduate Dean. Undergraduate Approval for Graduate Studies Form is available online. Students who enroll in such courses must be scholastically eligible for admission to graduate standing. The student must complete all requirements for the undergraduate degree (graduate level courses can not be used to satisfy undergraduate degree requirements) in the same semester in which registration for the graduate courses occurs; otherwise, the courses revert to undergraduate credit, provided there is an undergraduate equivalent to the course. If no such equivalency exists, no credit will be awarded. Undergraduates taking graduate courses may carry a combined credit load not to exceed the normal load for the department in which the student received the bachelor's degree. Undergraduate students are not eligible to take 700-level courses.

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