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Taking Graduate Class as an Undergraduate

ControllaControlla Registered User Posts: 42 Junior Member
There is a certain developmental psychology prof in Penn whose research works I have been following and would love to work with but he only mentors grad students. How easy is it to take graduate classes? I'd love to take his classes!

Replies to: Taking Graduate Class as an Undergraduate

  • happy1happy1 Registered User Posts: 17,008 Senior Member
    My brother took some grad classes in math as an undergrad at Penn. My guess is that it will be up to the professor.
  • WhartonPenn2017WhartonPenn2017 Registered User Posts: 188 Junior Member
    Varies by prof and department. Try emailing Claire Ingulli at cingulli@psych.upenn.edu who oversees psych dept advising for undergrads and can probably tell you if it's a possibility.

    Also, you wrote the prof only mentors grad students, but is that the case or is it that he only teaches grad students? Plenty of students conduct research with professors who only teach grad students (e.g. All the students who do research with med school profs). You don't necessarily need to enroll in the professor's class to be mentored or do research with him.
  • HyperTurboHyperTurbo Registered User Posts: 27 New Member
    Definitely duable and there are people every year who submatriculate. I know someone submatriculating in Physics for example. Undergrads can definitely take classes in the grad schools. You obviously need credentials though but yeah, definitely possible.
  • Penn95Penn95 Registered User Posts: 1,737 Senior Member
    Quite easy to take grad classes as an uperclassman in my experience. You just have to get permission from the department/instructor in some cases, in other cases not even that.
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