Graduate Courses Taken by Undergraduate Students

An undergraduate student may enroll in a graduate course only if all of the following conditions are met:

  • The student is a senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • The department chair of the student’s major approves.
  • The graduate department chair or graduate program director approves.
  • There is space available in the course and the student has met all of the prerequisites.
  • The request is submitted with the form provided by One Stop | Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center.

Graduate courses taken by an undergraduate student may apply toward an APU graduate degree only if the grade received in the graduate course is 3.0 or higher and if the student is accepted into the appropriate graduate program following the APU graduate admissions procedures. No more than 9 graduate units earned as an undergraduate student may be counted toward an APU graduate degree. Some departments may allow fewer units to be counted. A student who will be applying to an APU graduate program should obtain information from the appropriate department before taking graduate courses.