About Graduate Credit for S-TESL classes

What is graduate credit, and why should I request graduate credit for my class?

Classes with graduate credit status means you can apply the credits earned towards graduate programs at Seattle Pacific University. Students who protect their credits for graduate status have up to six years to apply these credits towards certain programs in SPU’s School of Education and College of Art & Sciences, including the MA-TESOL and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT).

How do I obtain Graduate Status Credit for my class?

  • You must have at least a bachelor’s degree before starting your class.
  • You must complete this Graduate Status Request Form before the end of your first week of your class. This form serves as your declaration to protect credits earned in the class for graduate status. Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • You must earn at least a B grade in your class.
  • You must complete and pass an additional graduate level project at the end of your course.
    • Your instructor will assign this graduate project at the end of your course.
    • The project is due one month from the end of your course and must be submitted via S-TESL’s graduate project upload center.
    • A graduate project fee of $85 applies to all graduate project submissions, payable at the time the project is submitted.
    • The project is pass/fail.

If I submit this form am I obligated to complete the graduate project or can I change my mind at a later date?

If you change your mind after submitting this form you are under no obligation to complete the graduate project or pay the fee. However, if you are unsure whether you should submit this form or not, we highly recommend submitting the form. You can submit the form and decide to not complete the project, but the reserve scenario is not true. If the form is not submitted by the deadline there is no possibility of submitting the graduate project for graduate credit.