Many of our graduate programs allow you to take up to nine credits (typically three courses) while you are completing the application process. If you take advantage of this option, please note: You should get advice from the program coordinator on appropriate courses. You should complete the application process before the end of your third course, as only nine credits taken before enrollment/matriculation may be counted toward your program. Taking courses prior to applying does not guarantee admission to a graduate program. Federal financial aid is not available for courses taken prior to enrollment/matriculation in a program. Programs with special rules about taking courses prior to admission Program Rule Description Direct Entry OT All courses within the program require permission, so you must be enrolled/matriculated in the program first. Higher Education Student Affairs Courses offered in specific sequence. Contact the program coordinator for permission. Master of Social Work Two to three courses offered per academic year. Contact the Graduate Admissions Counselor, Stella Willis, for course availability. Title Registering for Graduate Courses Visit the graduate registration page for information on searching for classes, deadlines and more.