Undergraduate Students Registering for Graduate Classes

Upon request of the Graduate Program Director and with the approval of the instructor of a graduate course, the Dean of the Graduate School may authorize the admission of undergraduates of exceptional ability to graduate courses. Graduate courses taken while an undergraduate remain part of the undergraduate record except for students in approved accelerated, five-year bachelor's/master's programs, or students who have already been accepted for future graduate study at Stony Brook University.

Undergraduate students who have been admitted to the Graduate School at Stony Brook may apply a maximum of six credits toward the graduate degree for courses taken with advance approval and future offer of admission to the Graduate School. These credits may not be applied to the undergraduate degree.

Courses numbered 500 and above cannot be used to satisfy distribution or proficiency requirements for undergraduates. See Permission for Undergraduate Students to enroll in Graduate Courses if you are not in an accelerated, five-year bachelor's/master's. See Permission for Undergraduate Students an Accelerated Bachelors/Masters Degree Program to Enroll in Graduate Courses if you are in an accelerated, five-year bachelor's/master's program. Requests must be processed by the fifth day of classes for the semester of enrollment.