Admission Types

Classified Students

Classified students have been fully accepted, without conditions or provisions, by a college, school, or center to pursue a degree or certificate.

Conditional Admits

Conditional Admitted students are applicants who are temporarily assigned to this status because of deficiencies in their academic backgrounds. For example, students who are below the required GPA or below the required entrance exams scores. The terms of conditions will be specified in the notification of admission and may include, but not limited to, maintaining a specific GPA or a number of credits. Students admitted under conditional status are not eligible for University assistantships or fellowships. Students may remain in conditional admission status for one calendar year.

Provisional Admits

Provisional Admitted students are applicants who are temporarily assigned to this status because of an incomplete application. The provisions will be specified in the notification of admission and may include, but are not limited to, a required final transcript, missing entrance exam score or requiring specific courses. Students may be in provisional admission status for one semester.

Unclassified Students

Unclassified students are not formally pursuing a graduate degree. For example, students

  1. taking prerequisites or to enhance academic potential before applying to a degree/certificate program,
  2. pursuing a graduate degree elsewhere who plan to transfer credits to their home institutions; or
  3. are exploring graduate courses for personal growth, career advancement, or to determine interest in graduate education.

To be admitted as an unclassified student, the student must qualify to take courses through a review by the program(s). A student may not take more than 6 credits at the master's level and 9 credits at the doctoral level as an unclassified student.