Electives not necessary in degree completion

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Electives not necessary in degree completion

Postby kbl2017 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:30 pm

Has any graduate student taken a class just because? It's an engineering communications class that can't be counted towards my degree but I think it something I'd benefit from taking. Will SMART still cover it?
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Re: Electives not necessary in degree completion

Postby malarious » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:37 am

That.. is a good question. I would assume yes if it does not change your progression. If it would slow down your degree, I assume they would say no. You can always ask to be safe, but generally, more knowledge shouldn't be a bad thing.

Sadly, to be very safe, you should check. I can't see them saying "No, learn less things".
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Re: Electives not necessary in degree completion

Postby kbl2017 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:57 am

malarious wrote:That.. is a good question. I would assume yes if it does not change your progression. If it would slow down your degree, I assume they would say no. You can always ask to be safe, but generally, more knowledge shouldn't be a bad thing.

Sadly, to be very safe, you should check. I can't see them saying "No, learn less things".


It won't slow down my learning, which is good! I actually end up with three extra classes in order to maintain full time every semester. I'll reach out to them via a quick email to make sure since they're already mad at me for accidentally not being full time last semester!! (I was told 6 credits was full time but according to my transcript it was 8..oops lol)
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Re: Electives not necessary in degree completion

Postby malarious » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:46 am

While taking so many extra classes kind of sucks.... being able to take what you want a bit sounds very nice.

If I took 1 extra semester, I could dual major with dual bachelors. They did not want to sign on that, but if my semesters get messed up because of conflicts of schedule, I may take the classes to make it happen!
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Re: Electives not necessary in degree completion

Postby kbl2017 » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:22 am

Got a reply saying as long as it doesn't change graduation it's fine! So that's cool. But I suggest anyone else in the same position still asks! (Mostly grad students who pay by credit that is.)
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