Credits & Grades
The regulations published in the Undergraduate Catalog are a digest of the rules of the institution. Changes may be made in the regulations at any time to promote the best interests of the university and its students. Students are responsible for knowing the published regulations, policies, and standards of the university and of their college or school.
Undergraduate Credit for Graduate Courses
Undergraduate students of junior or senior standing may enroll in 500-level courses for undergraduate credit. Students receiving undergraduate credit for a course will have lower requirements than students receiving graduate credit for the course.
Graduate Credit for Senior Undergraduates
Under certain conditions, University of Mississippi seniors within 15 semester hours of the bachelor’s degree may enroll for a maximum of 3 semester hours of graduate courses at the 500 level, and seniors within 12 semester hours of the bachelor’s degree may enroll for a maximum of 6 semester hours of graduate courses at the 500 level on which graduate credit will be given towards a degree program in the Graduate School. The student must have an overall GPA of at least 3.00 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work and be otherwise qualified for admission to the Graduate School. These courses must not be counted toward satisfying the requirements for the bachelor’s degree, and the department chair concerned and the dean of the Graduate School must have approved the courses for graduate credit before the undergraduate enrolls in them. Whereas the general rule is that a maximum of 6 semester hours can be earned by an undergraduate for graduate credit, this maximum can be extended for specifically approved programs that are designed to accelerate a student’s entry into a University of Mississippi graduate or first professional program. Courses taken by undergraduates for graduate credit will be designated on the transcript with the suffix G. Under no circumstances may undergraduates enroll in courses at the 600 level or above.