Any program may allow seniors to register for graduate courses for graduate credit before those students have completed the baccalaureate degree. It is recommended, if the program permits such registration, to limit the privilege to students with senior status and a grade point average of at least 3.0 (higher in some programs). This is evidenced by a written request from the student that is signed by an authorized member of the graduate program. Upon approval by the graduate program and the course instructor, graduate credit will be given for the courses. A maximum of 12 semester graduate credits can be earned in this manner. Credit will not be given toward both graduate and undergraduate degrees for the same course.