Reservation of Graduate Credit/Permission to Register for Graduate Credit

An undergraduate student who wishes to register for a graduate-level course must request permission by submitting a reservation of graduate credit form with the Graduate School. The deadline to submit this form is the Wednesday of Week 1 of the term you plan to enroll in the graduate-level class.

UO Academic Calendar

Two options are available:


Option 1

Option 1 permits inclusion of a graduate-level course in your bachelor's degree program.

Eligibility

  • Admitted undergraduate status
  • GPA of at least a 3.0 in each of the three terms prior
  • Community Education Program students are ineligible for this status

An undergraduate student who receives less than a B in a graduate-level course will be ineligible for further enrollment in graduate-level coursework.


Option 2

Option 2 reserves a graduate-level course for consideration by a department after admission as a graduate student.

Under this option, you may take up to three graduate courses. The three courses may not exceed a total of 12 credits.

Some graduate-level courses do not qualify for reservation of graduate credit.

Eligibility

  • Classified as a senior
  • GPA of at least a 3.0 in each of the three terms prior
  • Community Education Program students are ineligible for this status

An undergraduate student who receives less than a B in a graduate-level course will not be allowed to use the course toward a master's degree, and will be ineligible for further reservation of graduate credit. 

If you are accepted to a UO master’s program and wish to use these credits toward your degree, you must transfer them in using the request for transfer of graduate credit form

Ineligible Courses

The following courses do not qualify for either of the above options:

  • Research credits (601)
  • Supervised College Teaching (602)
  • Internship (604)
  • Reading and Conference (605)
  • Field Studies or Special Problems (606)
  • Workshop, Special Topics, or Colloquium (508 or 608)
  • Practicum, Terminal Project, or Supervised Tutoring (609)