Academic Catalog

Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Coursework

According to SPU policy, undergraduate credits cannot be applied toward a graduate degree. Some programs require prerequisite or competency-based knowledge, which can be completed through undergraduate studies. These prerequisites or competencies do not reside in the Graduate Catalog.

Exceptions to the SPU policy may allow undergraduate students to apply graduate course credit (6000-level) to their degree, as outlined in the Academic Policy Manual. Petitions must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar prior to registration. The petition must be signed by the student’s academic counselor and a designated individual from the department. A noted exception includes students formally admitted to the BA in Christian Theology to MA in Christian Theology program. Such students may apply graduate course credit towards the Christian Theology major