University Bulletin 2018-2019

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Graduate Study for Advanced Undergraduates

With permission of the department chair and appropriate director of graduate studies, a student who has completed 91 semester hours with a "B" (3.0) average may register for graduate courses, provided the total load does not exceed 12 hours. This policy is extended to provide an opportunity for well-prepared undergraduates who meet minimum GPA and sufficient undergraduate course work in the major subject to qualify for graduate study in the involved discipline.

The same course may not be counted both for undergraduate and graduate credit except for accelerated bachelor’s to master’s degrees and undergraduate/graduate dual degrees. Up to 12 graduate credit hours may be transferred to a future graduate degree at USA. The graduate course may only count toward a degree in graduate school if and when the student is admitted to the graduate school, provided such course was taken no more than 5 years prior to the completion of the graduate degree, and the course is approved for credit by the graduate advisor.