Graduate Credit for Undergraduate Students

Seniors at UNL may be permitted up to 12 hours of credit for graduate courses taken in addition to the courses necessary for their undergraduate degree, provided that these credits are earned the calendar year prior to receipt of the baccalaureate.

  • Before registering for graduate courses, seniors must obtain approval from the Dean of Graduate Studies using the Grad Credit for Undergraduate Students form. Holding graduate credit keeps a senior registered as a member of an undergraduate college and allows one to continue any undergraduate scholarship or financial aid awarded.
  • Courses taken before one graduates do not always transfer as graduate credit to other institutions nor can there be a guarantee from the Office of Graduate Studies that these courses would apply toward a particular graduate program.
  • If someone on another University system campus wishes to take graduate level classes at UNL, an intercampus form should be used, and any arrangement to hold for graduate credit would have to be made at the student’s home campus. UNL will not be able to certify graduate credit except for those students graduating at UNL. Students from schools outside of the University of Nebraska system will have to wait to receive graduate credit until they can qualify as graduate students.
  • Seniors in the University Honors Program are encouraged to consider taking 400/800-level courses at the 800 level with the concurrence of their adviser and permission of the instructor and Dean of Graduate Studies.