Accelerated Credits Programs
Rutgers undergraduates, elevate your educational journey by starting your master’s program while completing your bachelor’s at Rutgers-Camden. Your dedication to excellence deserves the continuity and support we provide, ensuring a smooth transition and a thriving academic experience that combines the strength of both degrees right here at Rutgers-Camden.
Advantages of the Accelerated Credits Program: Efficiency & Savings
Rutgers-Camden students, you can gain time-saving benefits by completing graduate courses in your senior year, earning credit toward both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Moreover, you can save on costs by taking graduate-level courses during your senior year, as they are billed at the more affordable undergraduate tuition rate.
Navigating Your Path
Embarking on the journey toward an accelerated graduate degree is an endeavor that requires careful planning and a clear understanding of the process. This detailed roadmap outlines the key milestones during your junior and senior years. This guide offers a step-by-step approach, ensuring that you make the most of your time as an undergraduate while transitioning into the Graduate School.
Fall – Explore Accelerated Credits Programs
Review the list of accelerated credits programs below. When you find a program that aligns with your academic and professional goals, contact the director listed on the program’s page to discuss your eligibility and program alignment.
Spring – Apply and Select A Course
To apply for the program, submit your application to the Graduate Program Director. Once accepted, collaborate with the Graduate Director to select the appropriate course for your first semester of senior year. During pre-registration advising, you can register for one graduate course (at the 500 or 600 level) for that semester, using a special permission number and the Accelerated Degree G Prefix Approval Form [DocuSign Form]. This graduate course will be taken in addition to your regular undergraduate courses.
Fall – Build on Your Momentum
After successfully completing your first graduate-level course, you’ll continue by registering for as many as two graduate courses (at the 500 or 600 level) for the spring semester of your senior year, following the registration process described earlier. Remember to submit an Accelerated Degree G Prefix Approval Form [DocuSign Form] for each course.
Spring – Transition from Undergraduate to Graduate Studies
Now it’s time to enroll in the Graduate School. Follow the standard application process with the knowledge that you’ve completed graduate coursework. Once you’ve successfully earned your Baccalaureate degree, and you receive formal admission to the graduate program, you can complete the graduate program by taking courses after your graduation.
- Course Limit: You may not take more than three graduate courses while an undergraduate student, with an exception for the BA/MPA programs, which allow you to take up to four graduate courses during your undergraduate enrollment.
- Graduate Student Status: You will not be classified as a graduate student or coded under school 56 until you have been awarded your bachelor’s degree and have applied to and been accepted into the master’s program.