Undergraduates Taking Graduate Courses

Taking a Graduate Course for Undergraduate Credit

Undergraduates may enroll in graduate courses for undergraduate credit, assuming they meet certain conditions.

  1. The undergraduate student must be an upper-division student and must fulfill the prerequisite for the course (except graduate standing).
  2. He or she must have a university grade point average of at least 3.00.
  3. He or she must receive the consent of the course instructor and the graduate advisor for the department in which the course is offered. Some colleges and schools may also require the approval of the dean's office. Individual divisions may impose additional requirements, or bar undergraduates from enrolling in graduate courses altogether.
  4. An undergraduate student may not enroll in a graduate course that has fewer than five graduate students enrolled.
  5. A graduate course taken by an undergraduate is counted toward the student's bachelor's degree in the same way that upper-division courses are counted, unless the course is reserved for graduate credit. Courses reserved for graduate credit may not also be used to fulfill the requirements of an undergraduate degree.

An undergraduate student enrolled in a graduate course is subject to all university regulations affecting undergraduates.

Undergraduate students may not take courses in the School of Law.

To apply to take a graduate course for undergraduate credit, please fill out an application and return it to the Engineering Office of Student Affairs, ECJ 2.200 by the 12th class day in a long-session semester or the fourth class day in the summer session.

Taking a Graduate Course for Graduate Credit

An undergraduate may enroll in a graduate course for graduate credit under the following conditions:

  1. He or she must have a 3.0 overall UT grade point average.
  2. He or she must have completed 90 undergraduate hours.
  3. He or she cannot register for more than 15 semester hours in a long semester or for more than twelve semester hours in the summer session.
  4. Courses reserved for graduate credit are limited to a total of twelve semester hours.
  5. A student who has previously earned a bachelor's degree may NOT reserve courses for graduate credit.
  6. Only graduate courses may be reserved for graduate credit.
  7. Courses reserved for graduate credit may not also be used to fulfill the requirements of an undergraduate degree.
  8. The grade earned in the graduate course will not be included in the student's graduate grade point average.

To apply to take a graduate course for graduate credit, please fill out the application and return it to the engineering Office of Student Affairs, ECJ 2.200 by the twelfth class day in a long-session semester or the fourth class day in the summer session.

Student Affairs Office

Contact the Student Affairs Office for answers about policies, procedures, support services and programs.

Location: Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ), Room 2.200
E-mail: student-affairs@engr.utexas.edu
Phone
: 512-471-4321
Fax
: 512-475-6893
Hours
: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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