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FAQs: Reserving Graduate Courses for Credit

Q:

I only need a few courses to complete my undergraduate accounting degree next semester and I plan to work on an accounting master's degree after that. Can I start taking master's classes next semester before I finish my undergraduate degree?

A:

Yes. The Graduate School will allow a current undergraduate student to enroll in graduate classes if the following conditions are met:

  • Coursework required for the undergraduate degree must be completed during the first semester that graduate courses are taken;
  • Total registration for all work (undergraduate and graduate) may not exceed 15 semester hours (or 12 hours in the summer);
  • The student must submit a "Reservation of Courses for Graduate Credit" form to the graduate accounting advisor for approval;
  • The student must have a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0;
  • Only courses with earned A or B can subsequently apply to the master's degree;
  • Graduate credit will only be granted when the student is officially accepted into Graduate School; and
  • The student must have a minimum accounting GPA of 3.25 in 3000 and 4000 level accounting courses.
   

Q:

Where can I obtain the "Reservation of Courses for Graduate Credit" form?

A:

The form may be obtained from the accounting graduate advisor, the Graduate Studies office in the College of Business Administration building, or the Graduate School office in Davis Hall.

 

 

Q:

What is the process to enroll in graduate classes under the "Reservation for Graduate Credit" option?

A:

The student should complete and submit the form to the Graduate Advisor for the Department of Accounting. The advisor will check and make certain that the student meets all  of the specified conditions. The advisor will approve the form which the student then submits to the Registrar's Office. The advisor will then enter the course(s) selected into the student's registration screen.