An undergraduate may petition to take courses for graduate credit through the senior petition option provided that
- the student is a senior
- the credit for the course is not used to meet baccalaureate degree requirements
- the student's cumulative point-hour ratio is 3.3 or above in all undergraduate work
- the student secures permission by the end of the first day of classes from the instructor in charge of the course, the secretary of the student's college or school, and the Graduate School
- the course is offered for graduate credit
If approved, undergraduate students taking graduate courses under senior petiton must fulfill graduate student standards in the course.
These courses may not be counted toward a graduate degree until the student has been admitted to the Graduate School and until the graduate studies committee accepts them and notifies the Graduate School. If approved, the hours are counted in the student's graduate earned and cumulative credit hours, and the grades are counted in the studen'ts graduate cumulative point-hour ratio.
No more than 9 graduate credit hours may be completed under senior petition.
Senior petition form. Students, instructors, and advisors should read the instructions thoroughly.