Courses below the 500 level may not be applied toward the required credits needed for a post-baccalaureate degree. Effective fall 2018, undergraduate (UG) courses will no longer count for credit toward Duke graduate students’ degree requirements or toward graduate students’ GPA calculation.
With the approval of the department, graduate students may enroll in lower-level courses, but these courses will not count toward any graduation requirement and will not be included in a student’s GPA calculation.
Note: Selected graduate-level courses are offered concurrently with their undergraduate-level counterparts. Graduate students enrolled in these courses are required to complete the requirements and meet the rigor delineated on the graduate-level syllabi which must be distinct from – and more rigorous than – the requirements for UG credit.
Undergraduate courses are tallied in units, and 1 unit =3 credits for grad/prof students. Therefore, when grad/prof students enroll in a 1-unit undergrad course, the DukeHub will automatically change the value from 1 to 3 credits.
CREDITS ON YOUR TRANSCRIPT
UG courses that you took before fall 2018 will be shown like before, because they still count toward graduate degree credit and GPA.
UG courses taken in fall 2018 and beyond will be shown on the transcript with an asterisk next to the grade (e.g., A*, B*, C*, F*). The asterisk denotes that the course does not count for graduate degree credit and does not factor into your GPA.
PERMISSION TO ENROLL FORM
Nicholas School students who wish to enroll in an undergraduate course (below the 500 level) need to complete a permission request form that must be approved by the NSOE Registrar. If instructor consent is required, consent must be obtained before submitting the form to the NSOE Registrar. If approved, a graduate student may enroll in UG courses, but those courses will not count toward any graduation requirement and will not be included in a student’s GPA calculation.
August 2018 – View policy announcement & FAQs