Concurrent Registration

Concurrent Registration

Concurrent Registration enables motivated students to get a head start on their master's degree while still an undergraduate student.  Through Concurrent Registration eligible, HPU undergraduates may enroll in certain graduate courses and earn both graduate and undergraduate credit simultaneously for the same course. These courses may be used toward a graduate program to save you time and money.

Concurrent Registration allows you to:

  • Shorten the time it takes to earn a master's degree
  • Save tuition costs
  • Take courses that fit your major
  • Benefit from academic advising that meets your needs



  1. Have 90 earned credits towards his or her declared baccalaureate degree (inculding current term and transfer credits).
  2. Have a cumulative HPU GPA of at least 3.00 on a minimum of 15 earned HPU credits
  3. Individual programs may have additional requirements, please see academic advisor for details



  1. Meet with your Academic Advisor:
    • Learn which of your undergraduate requirements you might able to fill with a graduate course to map out a degree plan to include concurrent registration
  2. Meet with a Graduate Program Chair. (Please see the Graduate Point of Contact below)

    • Learn more about the various Graduate programs and courses at HPU and which program or course would best meet your academic and career goals.
    • Identify which course you want to take and which term you’d like to take the course
  3. If you’re interested in applying your credit towards an HPU Graduate Program, please complete a Graduate Application after you’ve completed your Petition to Graduate and during your last semester as an undergraduate. You can contact Graduate Admissions at any time to learn more about the application process and requirements.



  1. The student must begin a graduate degree or certificate program at HPU within one year of completing his or her undergraduate degree in order for credits to apply toward a graduate degree. However, it’s possible to petition to have your credit apply towards a graduate degree if more than a year has passed.
  2. A maximum of 12 graduate credits taken as an undergraduate may apply toward the student’s baccalaureate degree AND a master’s degree at HPU.

  3. A maximum of 8 graduate credits taken as an undergraduate may apply toward a graduate certificate.