Early Entry Program

Exceptional undergraduate students at UNC Charlotte may apply for and be accepted into the MA in Spanish program and begin work toward a graduate certificate before completion of the baccalaureate degree. Early Entry options exist for the MA in Spanish Applied Language track and the MA in Spanish Literature and Culture track.

A student in the Early Entry program may take up to four graduate courses during their undergraduate career to double count for their baccalaureate degree and their graduate certificate. Undergraduate tuition will be charged for these graduate courses. 

Criteria for admission into the Early Entry Program are the following:

  • Application at 75 or more credit hours of undergraduate coursework 
  • At least 90 credit hours earned by the time of the first graduate course 
  • Same application process as for graduate programs
  • Admission: recommended by the Department of Languages and Culture Studies, approved by the Graduate School
  • Admission status “provisional” pending the award of the undergraduate degree
  • Admission requirement of at least 3.2 overall GPA and minimum 3.0 GPA in the department 

Policies in the Early Entry Program are the following: 

  • Not maintaining 2.75 overall undergraduate GPA and 3.0 junior-senior GPA at the end of the baccalaureate degree results in dismissal
  • Same policies for early-entry students as for other matriculated graduate students
  • Completion of baccalaureate degree before completion of 15 hours of graduate work expected
  • 12 hours earned at the graduate level may be substituted for required undergraduate hours or “double counted” 
  • “Double Counting” possible only if Early Entry Program Form is approved by the Graduate School  before the student begins the Early Entry graduate coursework
For more information regarding the Early Entry Program for the MA in Spanish  contact the Graduate Director, Monica Rodriguez.

Exceptional undergraduate students at UNC Charlotte may apply for and be accepted into the Graduate Certificates in Translating, Business or Translation and Interpreting Studies programs and begin work toward a graduate certificate before completion of the baccalaureate degree.

A student in the Early Entry program may take up to four graduate courses during their undergraduate career to double count for their baccalaureate degree and their graduate certificate. Undergraduate tuition will be charged for these graduate courses. 

Criteria for admission into the Early Entry Program are the following:

  • Application at 75 or more credit hours of undergraduate coursework 
  • At least 90 credit hours earned by the time of the first graduate course 
  • Same application process as for graduate programs
  • Admission: recommended by the Department of Languages and Culture Studies, approved by the Graduate School
  • Admission status “provisional” pending the award of the undergraduate degree
  • Admission requirement of at least 3.2 overall GPA and minimum 3.0 GPA in the department 

Policies in the Early Entry Program are the following: 

  • Not maintaining 2.75 overall undergraduate GPA and 3.0 junior-senior GPA at the end of the baccalaureate degree results in dismissal
  • Same policies for early-entry students as for other matriculated graduate students
  • Completion of baccalaureate degree before completion of 15 hours of graduate work expected
  • 12 hours earned at the graduate level may be substituted for required undergraduate hours or “double counted” 
  • “Double Counting” possible only if Early Entry Program Form is approved by the Graduate School  before the student begins the Early Entry graduate coursework

For more information regarding the Early Entry Graduate  Certificates in:

or contact the Graduate Director, Monica Rodriguez