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:|
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:|
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
|399 or 499 Course||not applicable|
|100- or 200-level Course||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