Office of the Registrar-Clarion University of PA 11/18
Accelerated Bachelors to Masters Policy
1) To facilitate undergraduate students getting an early start on a graduate degree (limited
to specific programs).
1. The student must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA to be accepted into an accelerated program
and must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to remain in the program.
2. The student must submit the graduate application and all requested documents required
by the department. Applicants must meet all departmental admission requirements,
which may differ from the standards for general graduate students. Student should
apply at the end of their sophomore year. No application fee is required. If admission is
recommended, students receive a contingent offer of admission. Full admission will be
granted upon conferral of the undergraduate degree and meeting all departmental
3. The student must be at least junior standing to take graduate coursework as part of the
4. The student is limited to a maximum of 6 credits at the graduate level per term.
5. All pre-requisites for the intended graduate courses must be satisfied prior to taking
those graduate courses.
6. Students are considered undergraduates until the undergraduate degree is conferred
and thereby held to the policies in the Undergraduate Catalog. Once the undergraduate
degree is conferred, students are considered graduate students and held to policies in
the Graduate Catalog.
7. Grades earned in graduate courses taken as an undergraduate in an accelerated program
will be counted in the undergraduate grade point average. The courses taken as part of
the accelerated program will also count towards the cumulative grade point average on
your graduate transcript.
8. Only graduate courses approved for the accelerated program can be taken to satisfy the
9. Eligible graduate coursework taken by undergraduate students in accelerated programs
will be charged at the undergraduate tuition rate and may be eligible for undergraduate
financial aid and scholarships. Once the undergraduate degree is conferred and the
student is considered a graduate student, students will be charged the graduate tuition
rate and may be eligible for graduate financial aid and scholarships.
10. Failure to demonstrate adequate progress in graduate courses, as defined by the
department, or failure to maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average will result in a
student being ineligible to continue in the accelerated program