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Undergraduate Catalog | 2015-2016 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2015-2016 Previous Edition

Early Entry: M.S. in Information Technology

Exceptional undergraduate students at UNC Charlotte may be accepted into the M.S. in Information Technology program and begin work toward a graduate degree before the completion of their undergraduate degrees.  Up to four courses from a list of approved graduate level courses may be double-counted toward both the master’s and the undergraduate degrees of the students. Criteria for admission include:

  1. An undergraduate student may be accepted into the Early Entry Program at any time after the completion of 75 credit hours of undergraduate work applicable to the appropriate degree, although it is expected that close to 90 credit hours will have been earned by the time the first graduate level course is taken.
  2. The student must have achieved a minimum overall GPA of 3.2.
  3. The application process and all required documentation (e.g., test scores, transcripts, letters of recommendation) for Early Entry Program applicants are the same as those for regular applicants to the master’s program, with the exception that GRE test scores are waived for early entry applicants.  Admission must be recommended by the Department of Software and Information Systems and approved by the Graduate School.  The admission status will be “provisional” pending the award of the student’s undergraduate degree.
  4. Students accepted into the Early Entry Program will be subject to the same policies and regulations that pertain to other matriculated graduate students.  Generally, Early Entry students are expected to finish their undergraduate degrees before they complete 15 credit hours of graduate level coursework.