Course Applicability

At the discretion of the Graduate Division and the graduate program, credits for certain types of courses may or may not be used to meet graduate degree requirements. Note the following policies:

TYPE OF COURSE CREDIT APPLICABILITY TOWARD A GRADUATE DEGREE
CR / NC Course Only credits earned with required letter grades may be applied toward a graduate degree, with the following exceptions:
  • Credits earned for courses offering only the CR/NC option
  • 699 credits earned with the CR designation (see below)
699 Course With advance approval from the graduate program and the Graduate Division, credits earned for 699 courses may be applied toward a master’s degree, normally as electives only. The total number of applicable 699 credits is at the discretion of the graduate program, subject to the following limits:
  • Master’s Plan A — up to six credits
  • Master’s Plan B — up to nine credits

Credits earned for 699 courses may not be used to make up undergraduate deficiencies. For doctoral and graduate certificate programs, the applicability of 699 courses is to be determined by the programs. No limits are set by the Graduate Division.

Course used to substitute

for a required course

Occasionally, a required course in a graduate program is not available or is no longer offered due to program changes. With advance approval from the graduate program and the Graduate Division, a student may take another course as a substitute. (Use the Petition to Substitute or Waive Courses to obtain approval.) If the substitute course is a 699 course, it must be taken for grade.

Courses used to make up

undergraduate deficiencies

not applicable
399 or 499 Course not applicable
100- or 200-level Course not applicable
Backtracking

not applicable

Neither credits nor grade points are awarded for a lower-level prerequisite course, if the course is taken after the higher-level course (for which it is a prerequisite) is completed.

Extension and Correspondence

Courses

not applicable