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Form 6

The Graduate Petition form is for the purpose of making changes to an approved Admission to Candidacy. Changes include but are not limited to:

  • Substitutions:
    If courses from other institutions are being transferred into BSU, course descriptions should be attached as supporting documentation. Official transcripts will need to be provided before the courses will actually be added to the BSU transcript.
  • Program Extensions:
    BSU policy states, "Graduate credits earned within seven (7) years before the confirming of the degree shall apply to the master's program. Course work more than seven (7) years old is considered to be obsolete and may not be included in a student's program of study." A rationale and/or extenuating circumstances must be documented for consideration of this request.
  • Undergraduate student status to take graduate level courses:
    Bemidji State University undergraduate seniors may register for graduate courses at the 5000-level only. Seniors who will be graduating within one (1) semester or summer session may petition to be considered for enrollment in graduate-level courses provided that each of the following conditions is satisfied:
    1. Approval is granted by the instructor, the department chair, college Dean, and the Dean of Graduate Studies.
    2. The student is within eleven (11) credits of a baccalaureate degree at the time of enrollment in graduate course instruction.
    3. the student has a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00.
    4. The combined undergraduate and graduate credits attempted for the semester do not exceed twelve (12) credits (or six [6] credits for the summer).
    5. Note: The grades earned by an undergraduate student enrolled in graduate courses will be used in computing the graduate GPA and cannot be applied toward the undergraduate GPA. No course work completed at the graduate level can be used to satisfy undergraduate degree requirements.

Complete and submit this form, along with supporting documentation, to your assigned advisor at Bemidji State University, ATTN: (Assigned Advisor), 1500 Birchmont Drive NE, Bemidji, MN 56601-2699