Grad Track Pathway

Some departments offer a Grad Track Pathway (GTP) to exceptional undergraduate students for early provisional admission to the master’s degree program. The pathway is defined by a set of graduate-level courses that apply towards the bachelor’s degree and then also towards the associated master’s degree (credit hours allowed vary based on established departmental requirements).

Admission criteria for this program vary across departments. Please consult your prospective department for additional information.

To apply to a Grad Track Pathway, you must submit the GTP Admission and Course Approval Form to your prospective department. Shared courses will be indicated on the form and must meet all requirements of the program to be used toward the master’s degree.

  • Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher until they receive their bachelor’s degree.
  • Students must complete the approved shared credit course(s) with a grade of B or better.
  • Students must complete the remaining bachelor's degree requirements and apply for graduation, then formally apply for admission to the master’s degree program ( as a GTP student.
  • Students must enroll as a master’s student in the term immediately following the semester in which the bachelor's degree is awarded.

If all requirements are met, the approved shared credit courses on the GTP Admission and Course Approval Form may be listed on the Form 1 (Plan of Study) to be used to meet the master’s degree program requirements. ALL courses approved for shared credit on the GTP Admission and Course Approval form must meet requirements and be listed on the Form 1.


For more information about the program, please see the GTP Admissions and Standards and/or check out these FAQs. If you have questions about the program, please contact your prospective department's GTP faculty member.