Undergraduates Taking Graduate Courses Policy

  • Academic
  • Academic Advisement
  • Registration and Records
  • Student - Graduate
  • Student - Undergraduate
Responsible Unit Brockport University Senate
Responsible Cabinet Member President
Adoption Date 2014-07 (Senate Resolution 2013-2014 #28)
Last Revision Date 2022-05-16 (Senate Resolution 2021-2022 #26)
Last Review Date 2022-05-16 (Senate Resolution 2021-2022 #26)

Policy Statement

Eligibility criteria for Brockport undergraduate students who wish to enroll in graduate courses; potential degree requirements fulfilled by those courses.


The purpose of this policy is to define eligibility criteria for SUNY Brockport undergraduates seeking permission to register for SUNY Brockport graduate courses.


This policy applies to all matriculated undergraduate SUNY Brockport students who qualify per the eligibility criteria identified in this policy.


There are no definitions for this policy at this time.

Policy Procedures

Eligible undergraduate students, matriculated at SUNY Brockport but not enrolled in either an accelerated pathway program or a combined degree program, may take up to nine credits of graduate coursework at SUNY Brockport (but no more than six credits of graduate coursework in a single semester).

Eligible undergraduate students may take 500 or 600-level courses if they:

  1. Have successfully completed 90 undergraduate credits
  2. Have successfully completed at least 12 credits at Brockport in their current matriculated status
  3. Have a cumulative Brockport undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00
  4. Obtain the permission of 1) the course instructor and 2) the University Registrar

Undergraduate students may not enroll in 700-level courses.

Graduate credits earned at SUNY Brockport by matriculated undergraduates may be applied to their undergraduate degree requirements or those credits may be applied to their undergraduate major requirements by approval of the major department chairperson. If the student matriculates into a graduate program at SUNY Brockport within five years of taking graduate credits, those credits may be applied to the graduate degree program (per program requirements in effect at the time).

Earning graduate credits as an undergraduate is not a guarantee of future admission into any graduate program at SUNY Brockport.

Links to Related Procedures and Information

Undergraduate Taking Graduate Course – Student Request form

Contact Information

Center for Graduate Studies
Rakov 101
(585) 395-2525

History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date 2027-05-16 Five-year review
Revision Date 2022-05-16 Senate Resolution 2021-2022 #26
Adoption Date


Senate Resolution 2013-2014 #28


This policy was approved by Brockport University Senate & SUNY Brockport President on 2022-05-16 (Senate Resolution 2021-2022 #26)