A Grad Track Pathway leads to a graduate degree program that offers early provisional admission to exceptional undergraduate students. A Grad Track Pathway is defined by a set of graduate courses that apply toward both a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree associated with the graduate courses. No more than 12 graduate credits may apply to the undergraduate degree. Graduate course work taken for undergraduate credit will be considered advance credit, included in the student’s undergraduate GPA, and assessed undergraduate tuition rates. Advanced credit includes any 5000 or 6000 level courses approved for use in Grad Track Pathways. Graduate course work taken for undergraduate credit as part of a Grad Track Pathway applies to the associated graduate degree when the student has completed the bachelor’s degree and has been unconditionally admitted to the associated graduate degree program.
1. Faculty developing proposals must show that undergraduates who apply and are admitted to a particular pathway will be academically qualified for classes in the associated graduate degree.
2. Students seeking admission to a pathway apply to the program offering the pathway typically in their junior year. Students must submit an Advisor’s Approval Form, a statement of purpose, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. The signed Advisor’s Approval Form ensures the pathway courses will satisfy degree requirements for the students’ bachelor’s degree program. An applicant must have successfully completed 75 or more credit hours of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
3. Students admitted to a pathway must complete 90 credit hours before taking the courses in pathway. Students must complete the bachelor’s degree within one academic year of their first pathway course in order to have the graduate course credits transferred to their graduate plan of study.
4. Students in pathways must apply formally for admission to the graduate program associated with the pathway. This requires submitting a formal application for admission to the Toulouse Graduate School typically during the fall semester of their senior year.
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