Undergraduates Taking Graduate Courses for Graduate Credit

Get a head start on graduate school! As an undergraduate student at UTRGV it is possible to enroll in up to six hours of graduate (master’s) courses in your last semester of your undergraduate degree, under the following conditions:

  • You must lack no more than 12 hours of work to complete all requirements for your first bachelor’s degree.
  • These 12 hours (or fewer) must be completed in the same semester, or two six -week summer sessions, in which you are taking the graduate courses.
  • Total enrollment must not exceed 15 semester hours in a regular semester, or 12 semester hours in two six -week summer sessions.
  • You have a minimum graduate admission GPA of at least a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on work completed to date.
  • The application for such graduate work is submitted to the Graduate College.

NOTE : You cannot count work in graduate courses toward your bachelor’s degree. Such work will be reserved for credit toward a graduate degree. Your admission status will be conditional until you receive a bachelor’s degree and meet any other necessary requirements (i.e., academic standing, submission of certain documents, etc.).

If you meet the conditions listed above and are ready to take a graduate course for graduate credit, please contact us at 1-833-887-4842 or email gradcollege@utrgv.edu.