Concurrent Enrollment Program

The Concurrent Enrollment Program is available to undergraduate seniors who are within 30 semester credit hours (SCH) of completing bachelor’s degree requirements at a regionally accredited institution. You have the opportunity to get a head start on earning graduate-level credits that can be applied towards a certificate or a Master’s degree!

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to register for graduate credit and take classes, students need a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 and have less than 30 hours remaining in their undergraduate degree program.

Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Program

Louisiana Tech students in the Concurrent Enrollment Program may, with approval from the undergraduate program, use up to 12 credit hours of graduate courses to satisfy requirements in their undergraduate curriculum. The number of hours that can be double-counted is subject to the requirement that the combined Bachelor’s and Master’s curricula will total a minimum of 144 credit hours.  Program Chairs of the respective programs should be contacted to make sure courses taken can be applied towards the respective degrees.

Students must do the following to apply.

  1. Submit a graduate school application, a $40 application fee, and two letters of reference. One can be from a business professional and the other must be from your faculty advisor. The letter from your faculty advisor must state that you:
    1. Have less than 30 undergraduate hours to complete your undergraduate degree;
    2. State when you are expected to complete your undergraduate degree (quarter/year) leaving room for graduate-level courses;
    3. include your current UGPA;
    4. and that you are recommended for a Master’s program.
  2. Contact the Graduate Studies Office once you have submitted your application and obtained your two letters of reference so that a letter of support can be attached to your application.

Once Admitted

  1. Students must maintain undergraduate status.
  2. Keep a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 until awarded the bachelor’s degree.
  3. All students are expected to enroll in at least one graduate-level course each quarter of undergraduate enrollment.

No more than 12 graduate credit hours may be earned while completing bachelor’s requirements.

After Earning Your Undergraduate Degree

Students are required to apply to graduate school for admission into the master’s degree program. Applicants to the graduate school will not be charged another $40 application fee and GRE scores may be waived by the program. Students seeking admission to another master’s program, other than the program in which they were granted concurrent enrollment, must meet the same admissions requirements as other applicants of that program.