Undergraduate Students Enrolled in Graduate Classes

Undergraduate Students Enrolled in Graduate Classes

Junior undergraduate students are eligible to take graduate courses numbered 5000-6990 for graduate credit if:

  • They have junior standing and are enrolled in a declared major as an undergraduate
  • They have a university grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • They have a major grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • They have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all previous graduate coursework, if any
  • They limit their total semester credit load to a maximum of 15 credits including graduate courses (a majority of the credits they take must be for undergraduate courses)
  • They secure the approval of the Dean of the College in which the course is offered.

Undergraduate students shall register for the undergraduate courses through undergraduate registration procedures and for the graduate course through graduate registration procedures.  In addition to meeting with their undergraduate advisor, students must meet with the graduate program advisor prior to enrollment in graduate level courses. Non UW-Platteville undergraduate students may be eligible to enroll in graduate level course work with special approvals from the Dean of the student's college. 

Undergraduate fees are charged for the undergraduate classes, and graduate fees are charged for the graduate classes.  Graduate classes do not count toward the undergraduate plateau (12-18 credits) and undergraduate classes do not count toward the graduate plateau (9-12 credits).

Senior undergraduate students are eligible to take graduate courses numbered 5000-6990 for graduate credit if:

  • They are eligible for admission to the graduate program in full standing (undergraduate grade point average must be 2.75 or higher)
  • They have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all previous graduate coursework, if any.
  • They limit their total credit load to a maximum of 15 credits including graduate courses. (A majority of the credits they take must be for undergraduate courses)
  • They secure the approval of the Dean of the College in which the course is offered.

Undergraduate students should register for the undergraduate courses through undergraduate registration procedures and for the graduate courses through graduate registration procedures.

Undergraduate fees are charged for the undergraduate classes, and graduate fees are charged for the graduate classes. Graduate classes do not count toward the under-graduate plateau (12-18 credits) and undergraduate classes do not count toward the graduate plateau (9-12 credits).

A maximum of 6 graduate credits may be transferred back to meet undergraduate degree requirements

Note: Only UW-Platteville graduate credits can be applied toward completion of an undergraduate degree.

Integrated Bachelor's to Master's Plans

Select graduate courses may count toward both your undergraduate degree and your graduate degree at UW-Platteville.  For additional information on Integrated Bachelor's to Master's plans, including eligibility requirements, please visit https://go.uwplatt.edu/bstoms.

Approved credits will count in both the undergraduate and graduate GPA calculations at UW-Platteville and will be transcripted as described below:

  • Transcripting of Credit (Undergraduate): Upon enrollment in approved course(s) – the course(s) will appear on the undergraduate transcript and calculate into the cumulative credits. 
  • Transcripting of Credit (Graduate): Upon admission to a Graduate Program at UW-Platteville, the approved courses will be processed as internal transfer credit.  The courses(s) will then appear on the graduate transcript and calculate into the cumulative credits.