Concurrent Degrees FAQ’s
- Is there a maximum number of concurrent degrees a student can pursue?
- Is there a minimum and maximum length of time for degree completion?
- When can I apply?
- Is there a deadline for applying for concurrent degrees?
- I am on financial aid. Will I continue to receive financial aid in my fifth year?
- Can some of my courses count for both majors?
- Can some of my courses count for the distribution requirements of both colleges?
- What is the maximum number of credits per semester that I can take?
- How hard is it to get accepted to the concurrent degree program?
- When is the deadline to apply?
Is there a maximum number of concurrent degrees a student can pursue?
Yes, students can pursue a maximum of two concurrent degrees (e.g., a BFA and a BA). It is, however, possible to add a second major in one of the colleges, and/or minors.
Is there a minimum and maximum length of time for degree completion?
Concurrent degrees take 10 semesters to complete.
When can I apply?
Students can apply as early as second semester to begin the option in the third semester; applications will rarely be accepted after the fifth semester.
Is there a deadline for applying for concurrent degrees?
Yes. The deadline is the last day of classes in the semester prior to enrolling in the option. Please note that it is possible that both your first and second college have specific requirements. Please review the application requirements.
I am on financial aid. Will I continue to receive financial aid in my fifth year?
Students currently on financial aid usually qualify for two additional semesters of financial aid, in order to complete their requirements for a second degree. You should speak to the concurrent degree advisor in your college if you have questions about financial aid in relation to pursuing the concurrent degree option.
Can some of my courses count for both majors?
A maximum of 12 credits might overlap between majors. If the concurrent degree involves a licensed profession, no credits are allowed to overlap.
Can some of my courses count for the distribution requirements of both colleges?
Overlap is allowed for distribution requirements, as long as each course is on the list of allowed courses for a distribution category in both colleges.
What is the maximum number of credits per semester that I can take?
You cannot exceed the maximum number of academic credits allowed in either college. The stricter criteria will prevail.
How hard is it to get accepted to the Concurrent Degree Program?
The Concurrent Degree Program is only available for exceptional students with a high GPA and very specific goals in mind. Since all students have different academic backgrounds and are looking for a very specific combination of majors, it is not really fair to compare yourself to others. Your case will be reviewed on an individual basis by the advisors of both colleges you’re interested in, and you will have the guidance and help of the Office of Internal Transfer and Concurrent Degrees.
When is the deadline to apply?
The last day of classes, to start your concurrent degree in the following term.