Dual-Degree Students

Dual-degree programs are special arrangements, on file with the Registrar's Office, between two Penn divisions to allow students to pursue two degrees simultaneously. These programs vary in extent to which a student is allowed to count courses toward both programs.

There are two types of dual-degree programs:

- those for which a single transcript is issued

- those for which two separate transcripts are issued

You must assert the correct career code for dual-degree programs for which a single transcript is issued. There are only three of these programs:

- dual Doctor of Social Work/Master of Arts

- dual Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Arts

- dual Master of Science in Engineering/Master of Business Administration

See Career Override for the procedure to assert this code

In SRS, dual-degree students have a "primary" and a "secondary" division each term.

A student's primary division is the "division of registration"--the division that administers the student's registration and the division in which the student is counted at the time of the term census.

At the graduate/professional level: a dual-degree student's primary division can alternate from term to term.

At the undergraduate level: a dual-degree student's primary division remains fixed from term to term. The table below indicates the primary division for each of the dual-degree programs at the undergraduate level.

DIVISIONS

CODES

PRIMARY DIVISION IS...

College or CGS and Nursing

COL or CGS and NUR

NUR (Nursing)

College or CGS and Engineering

COL or CGS and EAS (Liberal Arts Technology Program

COL, if the student enters as freshman; else, division to which admitted first.

College or CGS and Wharton

COL or CGS and WH

Division to which admitted first

Engineering and Wharton

EAS and WH (Management and Technology Program

EAS, if student enters as freshman; else, division to which admitted first.

Engineering and Nursing

EAS and NUR

NUR (Nursing)

Wharton and Nursing

WH and NUR

NUR (Nursing)

NOTE: If an student receives a degree from one division before he/she receives a degree from the other, the remaining division becomes the primary division.

Follow the procedure as described in Opening an Academic Program (APS Entry) to open the dual-degree program, using an entry action of "DD", dual-degree program.

In addition to adding the new academic program to Screen 110, Academic Program Maintenance, you also must add it to Screen 111, Student Academic Term Detail.

The system will ONLY provide data for the second program if a term record has not been created in the student's file for that term.

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