Students pursuing a concurrent bachelor's/master's degree are automatically changed to graduate status after the completion of 130 credit hours (or 145 credit hours for a student in the College of Engineering and Applied Science). The Title IV Higher Education regulations require that an institution determine when a student has progressed from undergraduate to graduate status.

The minimum completion of 130 credit hours includes credits taken towards academic load from a student's undergraduate work (which includes classes graded with an I or IP, as well as in-progress units) and transfer units (including AP credit).

Graduate students are assessed graduate tuition rates and, if receiving financial aid, are considered "independent" upon reaching graduate status.