Types of Graduate Admission

Final Admission
Applicants accepted for admission whose official documents (transcripts and/or test scores) have been received by the Office of Admissions are admitted as “Final.” The admission file is complete.

Provisional Admission
Applicants accepted for admission whose official documents (transcripts and/or test scores) have not been received by the Office of Admissions are admitted provisionally pending receipt of these missing items. 
The required transcripts and/or test scores must be received before a second semester registration is permitted. 
If the missing documents are not provided by the end of the first semester of attendance, the student’s admission into a degree-seeking program may be rescinded and the transcript of completed coursework will reflect non-degree seeking status. 


10% Exception Admission
The University may admit up to 10% of new enrollees as exceptions to the Board of Trustees minimum requirements. To be considered for an exception, a student should present evidence that their academic preparation was such that it might account for less than the minimal University and/or program requirements, and evidence of potential for academic success such as excellent letters of recommendation from trusted academicians, performance in graduate courses taken as a post-bachelor’s student, professional experience in his/her discipline for a period of time, etc. Each request for a 10% exception must include a statement describing the special circumstances of the applicant. It is the discretion of the program and college to accept exception application requests.

Conditional Admission
A program and/or college may admit students conditionally upon satisfaction of requirements separate from University minimum requirements. These conditions may include attendance in specific core or remedial courses and/or required earned GPA of 3.0 for those courses.
Failure to satisfy conditions required by the program and/or college will result in academic dismissal from the program.