Graduate Credit for Units Completed as a Graduating Senior
Seniors at San José State University may petition through their major departments to receive graduate credit for units completed in their final undergraduate semester, provided the following conditions are met:
1. No more than 14 semester units are needed to complete a baccalaureate degree at San José State University.
2. None of the courses to be taken for graduate credit is required for the bachelor's degree.
3. The student has at least a 2.5 grade point average in all course work in upper division standing completed at San José State University.
4. The student agrees to enroll for no more than the maximum load of 15 units for the term in which this work is taken.
5. The student has completed the graduation application check in Evaluations, Student Services Center.
6. The student agrees not to take letter-graded courses for "CR/NC" when graduate credit is requested.
7. If admitted to a graduate degree program, the student agrees that a maximum of six units of graduate credit earned through this process may be applied toward the master's degree when approved by the appropriate program authority.
"Upper division work" for this purpose is defined as all units after the semester in which the student completes 60 units; however, only work taken at San José State University is used in computing the grade point average.
These units and grade points will not be included in the student's cumulative grade point average after admission to the Graduate Division.
These policies also apply to students in second baccalaureate status. No courses taken while a student is in second baccalaureate status shall be awarded graduate credit unless the student is within fourteen semester units of qualifying for award of the second baccalaureate degree and meets the criteria specified above (including enrollment in all units required for completion of the second baccalaureate degree).
Petitions regarding this matter must: (1) be in writing (form available in Graduate Studies and Research); (2) bear endorsement by the departmental graduate advisor; (3) state the number, title and units of each course to be considered for graduate credit; and (4) be filed in Graduate Studies and Research and acted upon at the beginning of the term in which the units concerned will be earned.