CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH

POLICY STATEMENT

NUMBER: 79-14
FILE: Credit

SUBJECT: GRADUSTE CREDIT EARNED AS A SECOND SEMESTER SENIOR, AND SENIOR ENROLLMENT IN GRADUATE COURSES FOR UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT

The following policy statement, recommended by the Academic Senate at its meeting of May 3, 1979, and approved by the President on May 15, 1979, is as follows:

BULLETIN CHANGES

The Graduate Council, at its meeting or April 18, 1979, approved the following changes to the policy found on pages 53 and 54 of the current Graduate Bulletin:

GRADUATE CREDIT EARNED AS A SECOND SEMESTER SENIOR

Graduate credit usually may not be earned in advance of the baccalaureate degree.  However, based on faculty recommendation, academic performance (usually 2.75 GPA overall and 3.0 GPA in the major), and promise of academic achievement in post-graduate study, a second semester senior may be granted approval to apply a maximum of six units of course work in the 300, 400 and 500 level taken at this University to his/her prospective gradate program subject to the following conditions: (a) the course work must be in addition to that required by the department or school for the undergraduate major; (b) the undergraduate student must have a "Petition to Earn Graduate Credit in the Senior Year" approved  by the departmental graduate adviser and the Dean of Graduate Studies or the Directors of Graduate Studies of the Schools of Applied Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Humanities, or Natural Sciences.

In those areas in which graduate credit is for a credential only, the petition must be filed with the Associate Dean, School of Education.  A copy of the approved petition is to be forwarded to the Registrar.

All petitions must be approved by all offices before registration in the class(es) is permitted.

SENIOR ENROLLMENT IN GRADUATE COURSES FOR UNDERGRADUATE CREDIT

Under special conditions, seniors who have an overall 3.0 GPA or better and who have adequate undergraduate preparation in the subject may enroll in a course in the 500-599 series to fulfill the elective requirements of the bachelor's degree only.  The course work may not be applied to the units of 500/600 level course work required by the department or school for the master's degree.  The student must have a "Petition to Earn Taken in the Senior Year" approved by the instructor, department, school and/or the Dean of Graduate Studies before registration in the class(es) is permitted.