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Privilege to Graduating Seniors

Privilege to Graduating Seniors

Graduating seniors who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.2 on all undergraduate work attempted and lack no more than 30 semester hours to complete baccalaureate degree requirements may be allowed to register for graduate credit. This Privilege permits undergraduate students to earn graduate credit while undergraduate seniors, and, in addition to an early start on graduate study, students who take advantage of this Privilege are assessed undergraduate tuition for graduate credit.

Students pursuing this privilege must obtain approval from their academic department head, their academic dean, and the graduate dean. That approval verifies that:
  1. no more than 30 semester hours are lacking to complete baccalaureate degree requirements and
  2. the student has a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.2.

While taking advantage of the Privilege,
  1. students may earn no more than 12 graduate credit hours while completing baccalaureate requirements.
  2. courses taken for graduate credit cannot be used to satisfy undergraduate requirements.
  3. students retain their undergraduate status until they receive the baccalaureate degree.
  4. While in the concurrent undergraduate/graduate status, students all maintain a minimum cumulative graduate grade point average of 3.0.

This arrangement is to be considered a special privilege to outstanding graduating seniors and does not imply admission to the Doré School of Graduate Studies.