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Graduate Leveling

Leveling Graduate Student – A Student who has been accepted to Baylor's CSD Graduate Program, but did not have an undergraduate degree in CSD. In order to prepare you to be successful in the graduate level courses, you will take 2 semesters of "leveling courses" at Baylor in the Fall and Spring semesters. You will be considered a Graduate Student with Leveling Status.  Although the courses you will be taking during these two semesters are undergraduate courses, you will have much higher expectations than the other students in the courses. Once you have completed the required leveling courses, you will follow all policies, rules, and course restrictions related to all full Graduate Students.

Leveling Requirements
During the Fall semester, you will be classified as a Leveling 1 Graduate Student.
During the Spring semester, you will be classified as a Leveling 2 Graduate Student.
A total of 26 hours at Baylor is required to complete Leveling Status. 

Leveling 1 Graduate Student Status – Fall Semester

    Academic
  • Must be a Full time (13 Hour) Program. 
  • A Schedule of Required Classes will be provided to the student. 
  • If a student has taken one or more equivalent classes, the student will be required to re-take the course(s) or be assigned another course by the Graduate Program Director. 
  • The Schedule of Required Classes will either be the Standard Leveling Classes or a modified schedule of classes provided by the Graduate Program Director.
    Clinic
  • Must complete Clinical Methods Course
  • Must complete all Observation Hours.

Leveling 2 Graduate Student Status – Spring Semester

    Academic
  • Must be a Full time (13 Hour) Program. 
  • A Schedule of Required Classes will be provided to the student. 
  • If a student has taken one or more equivalent classes, the student will be required to re-take the course(s) or be assigned another course by the Graduate Program Director. 
  • The Schedule of Required Classes will either be the Standard Leveling Classes or a modified schedule of classes provided by the Graduate Program Director.
    Clinic
  • Must complete Clinical Practicum CSD 5149.

Additional Leveling Requirements

  • A total of 26 hours is required to complete Leveling Status. These hours must be completed in our program.
  • Each Course taken by an L1 or L2 Graduate Student will have an approved (by the Curriculum Committee) set of Graduate Requirements. The Graduate Requirements are above and beyond all the standard course requirements and help the student prepare for their Graduate Level classes. The Graduate Requirements will also be listed in the individual course syllabi.
  • When a Graduate Student has completed the L1 and L2 Semesters, the student will begin the Standard Graduate Track and will no longer be able to take undergraduate coursework to fulfill graduate course requirements.