Coursework in the Graduate School and the School of Law

Graduate Work for Undergraduate Credit

An undergraduate may enroll in a graduate course under the following conditions:

  1. He or she must be an upper-division student and must fulfill the prerequisite for the course (except graduate standing).
  2. He or she must have a University grade point average of at least 3.00.
  3. He or she must receive the consent of the instructor of the course and of the graduate adviser for the field in which the course is offered. Some colleges and schools may also require the approval of the dean’s office. Individual divisions may impose additional requirements or bar undergraduates from enrolling in graduate courses.
  4. Students in most colleges must have their dean’s approval before they register for a graduate course.

Undergraduate students may not enroll in graduate courses that have fewer than five graduate students enrolled.

A graduate course taken by an undergraduate is counted toward the student’s bachelor’s degree in the same way that upper-division courses are counted, unless the course is reserved for graduate credit as described in the next section. Courses reserved for graduate credit may not also be used to fulfill the requirements of an undergraduate degree.

An undergraduate student enrolled in a graduate course is subject to all University regulations affecting undergraduates.

Reservation of Work by Undergraduates for Graduate Credit

Under the following conditions, a degree-seeking undergraduate may enroll in a graduate course and reserve that course for credit toward a graduate degree.

  1. The student must have a University grade point average of at least 3.00.
  2. The student must have completed at least 90 semester hours of coursework toward an undergraduate degree.
  3. The student may not register for more than 15 semester hours in the semester or for more than 12 semester hours in the summer session in which the course is reserved.
  4. No more than 12 semester hours may be reserved for graduate credit.
  5. All courses reserved for graduate credit must be approved by the twelfth class day of the semester or the fourth class day of the summer session by the course instructor, the student’s undergraduate adviser, the graduate adviser in the student’s proposed graduate major area, the dean of the student’s undergraduate college, and the graduate dean. A form for this purpose is available in the Office of Graduate Studies.

An undergraduate student enrolled in a graduate course is subject to all University regulations affecting undergraduates.

A student who reserves courses for graduate credit must be admitted to a University graduate program through regular channels before the credit may be applied toward a graduate degree. By allowing the student to earn graduate credit while still an undergraduate, the University makes no guarantee of the student’s admissibility to any graduate program.

Courses in the School of Law

Undergraduate students may not take courses in the School of Law.