Graduate Courses Taken by Undergraduate Students Policy

  • Custodian of Policy: Graduate Council
    Relevant Minnesota State system Policy:
    Effective Date: Fall 2019
    Last Review: Fall 2019
    Next Review: Fall 2026


    1. Undergraduate students who meet the following requirements may enroll in 500 or 600 level courses for graduate credit:
      1. Completion of a minimum of 105 semester credits towards a bachelor’s degree.
      2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
      3. Any course prerequisites must be satisfied.
      4. “Request by Undergraduate to Register for Graduate Credit” form must be signed and approved by the instructor and the Office of Graduate and Extended Learning in advance of registration.
    2. Graduate credits may not be applied to meet any requirements for the baccalaureate degree.
    3. A maximum of six (6) graduate credits may be taken by undergraduates and subsequently applied to a graduate degree at MSUM. Please be advised that these graduate credits may not be acceptable at another university.


    Existing policy in Graduate Bulletin.