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Privilege to Graduating Seniors

Privilege to Graduating Seniors

The Privilege to Graduating Seniors permits seniors (students with less than 30 hours remaining on a bachelor's degree) to earn up to 12 hours of graduate credit before graduating with a bachelor's degree. Most master's degrees are 36 hours, so this Privilege permits a student to earn 1/3 of a master's degree before graduating with his/her bachelor's degree.

Advantages of this Privilege:
  • Maintain at least 12 credit hours per semester when "extra" credit hours are needed or when gaps in schedule occur
  • Pay undergraduate tuition for graduate courses
  • Have up to one-third of a master's degree completed by the time you earn your bachelor's degree
  • Explore graduate school options before committing fully to one program
 
Requirements to use the Privilege:
  • Minimum 3.2 cumulative undergraduate GPA
  • Less than 30 hours remaining on bachelor's degree
  • Written consent with this request form of department head, academic dean, and Dore' School of Graduate Studies and Extended Education executive director

Note: Graduate credit may not be applied to a bachelor's degree, so graduate courses taken under the Privilege may not be substituted for courses in a bachelor's program of study.