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Advising Handbook

Three-Two (3-2) Programs

Several programs are available that permit selected students to earn a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in five instead of six years. Details can be found in the Undergraduate Bulletin.

The 3-2 program offered by the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration requires accepted students to be enrolled as full-time graduate students during their senior year. Thus, students interested in this program should have completed all College and major requirements by the end of the junior year. Grades earned in the senior year do not affect the undergraduate grade point average; eligibility for Latin honors may be affected.

Other 3-2 programs generally expect students to take both graduate and undergraduate courses during their senior year. Since these programs do not formally admit students to full graduate status until the fifth year, their senior grades are calculated into the grade point average.