|University Undergraduate Advising Handbook|
A graduate from a Penn State baccalaureate or associate degree program who desires another Penn State baccalaureate or associate degree may seek re-enrollment in order to meet the requirements for the additional "sequential" degree.
Levels of Study
Late Drop Credits
Cumulative Grade-Point Average
Students must meet the entrance requirements for the sequential major. Approval for admission to the sequential major must be obtained from the college and department that offers the major. Majors with administrative enrollment controls may have restrictions that limit entrance.
Additional limitations have been implemented by some colleges. Students should contact the appropriate advising center at University Park or another Penn State campus for specific information.
Levels of Study
In the sequential majors program, different levels of study can be combined. A student who has earned a Penn State baccalaureate degree may seek an associate degree or another baccalaureate degree; a student who has earned a Penn State associate degree may seek another associate degree or a baccalaureate degree.
University, college, and major requirements in effect at the time of entrance to the sequential major must be met. With approval from the department and college, credits earned prior to re-enrollment in the sequential degree may be used to meet the requirements for the sequential major.
Late Drop Credits: If the student used late drop credits while enrolled in his/her first degree program, they are not counted against the late drop credit limit in the sequential degree.
Degree Audit: Only the student's sequential major will be listed on his/her degree audit.
Registration: A student enrolled in a sequential degree program can determine his/her first day to register for an upcoming semester by using the undergraduate Registration Timetable, which is based on the total credits recorded on an undergraduate transcript. Students can also check a degree audit to confirm the first day they are eligible to register (See section 2 of this sample degree audit.)
Transcript: Each student has only one Penn State undergraduate transcript, regardless of the number of Penn State undergraduate degrees he/she earns. At the time the student is admitted to a sequential major, the major is listed on his/her transcript.
Cumulative Grade-Point Average: When a student re-enrolls for a sequential degree, his/her cumulative grade-point average is computed using the grades earned in all courses taken at the University with the following exceptions:
Diploma: Upon completion of the sequential major the student receives another diploma.
When a re-enrollment is approved, the student is assigned an adviser for the sequential major.
The University may make changes in policies, procedures, educational offerings, and requirements at any time. Please consult a Penn State academic adviser for more detailed information.
This page is part of the University Undergraduate Advising Handbook, which is maintained by the Division of Undergraduate Studies, DUS@psu.edu.
Last Update: January 2012