All courses carrying graduate credit at Georgia Southern University numbered 5000G and above are open to graduate students. Courses 6000 through 9999 are open to graduate students ONLY. Courses numbered 9000-9999 and above are open to doctoral students ONLY. Graduate courses numbered 5000G-5999G may not be counted toward doctoral degree program requirements.
At least 50% of the courses applicable to earn a degree must be courses in which enrollment is restricted to graduate students.
A maximum of 6 credits earned in "Independent Study" may apply toward a graduate degree, with the approval of the advisor, provided the student is classified under Regular admission when the credits were taken.
A graduate student enrolled in a 5000 level course with a "G" suffix must complete all work required of students earning undergraduate credit plus substantial work at the graduate level to earn graduate credit for the course. Graduate students must enroll in the course section with the "G" suffix. Graduate students enrolling in the course section without the "G" suffix will have enrolled in the undergraduate section and will not receive graduate credit for the course.
Repeating a Course
Graduate courses in which a grade of "D" or "F" was earned will not count toward degree requirements and must be repeated if required in the degree program. A graduate student may not repeat any course for credit for which he/she has already received a minimum grade of "C" unless specifically permitted by the degree program policy. All Georgia Southern University graduate grades and credits attempted count toward the institutional cumulative GPA. This includes repeated courses.