Course Level Numbering

Courses numbered below 100 are taught at pre-college level and carry no credit.  Courses numbered at the 100- to 400-level carry only undergraduate credit.   The course number indicates the anticipated audience for a course; 100 level courses are designed for freshmen, 200 level for sophomores, etc.

On the Princeton campus:

  1. Courses at the 500-level are open to undergraduate and graduate students.  Undergraduate students who have earned at least 60 credits and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 may enroll in a 600-level course upon permission of the instructor and the Associate Dean.  Undergraduate students who have earned at least 90 credits and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.8 may enroll in a 700-level course upon permission of the instructor, the Director of Graduate Studies and the Associate Dean.
  2. Students with undergraduate status in the five-year B.M./M.A.T. program may take graduate courses required in that curriculum at the 500- or 600-level.  Students in the B.M./M.A.T. program may take required 700-level courses in the senior year or upon successfully completing 124 credits and the student teaching semester.  Students in the B.M./M.A.T. program who have not attained graduate status may enroll in non-required 700-level courses according to the restrictions stated in the previous paragraph.
  3. Special students who have completed a baccalaureate degree may apply for permission to take 600- or 700-level courses.  Undergraduate students in the Baccalaureate Honors Program (BHP) should see the Assistant Registrar regarding enrollment in graduate courses.