Undergraduate seniors may be allowed to take graduate courses, if certain criteria are met. After getting proper approvals on the Petition for Pursuing Graduate Work as an Undergraduate Senior, the student will be allowed to register for graduate courses. The petition must be filed prior to registration and approved by the dean of the college in which the graduate coursework is housed and the University Director of Graduate Studies. A course may not be used toward both graduate and undergraduate degree. The student retains an undergraduate status.
The student must meet all of the following criteria:
- be in the final semester, or summer session, of undergraduate work
- at least a 3.20 grade point average on all undergraduate work pursued.
- lack no more than 9 semester hours (30 for mathematics) to complete the baccalaureate degree, or 6 if petitioning for a summer session.
- will be enrolling in not more than 15 semester hours during a regular semester, or 10 in a summer session.
In order to apply the graduate courses toward the Master of Business Administration degree, the student must meet all of the requirements for admission to the program, except for completion of a baccalaureate degree.