Provisional Admission

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Provisional admission applies to graduate students who have been accepted into a graduate program but also fall into one of the categories below:

  1. An applicant who has a limited number of deficiencies in undergraduate course prerequisites but who has attained a baccalaureate degree from a fully accredited four-year college or university. These deficiencies must be removed before enrollment in graduate courses of the same series. 
  2. A graduate of an accredited college or university who has a cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher, but who has not taken the specified standardized examination before admission. Applicants admitted to degree programs must take the specified standardized examination in the first semester and prior to admission to candidacy. 
  3. A graduate of an accredited college or university who presents a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of less than 2.50 at the time of application, along with specified standardized examination scores at an acceptable level as determined by the respective graduate program. To be considered for full admission, those students are required to take six (6) semester hours of graduate-level coursework specified by the Chairperson and/or Graduate Program Director and achieve a quality point average of 3.00 or above. 

Change of Status

Provisionally admitted students may apply for a change of status upon satisfying all admission requirements. The Change from Provisional to Unconditional Admission form must be submitted to the respective Graduate Program Director, who recommends action to the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, who notifies the student. Students who are not fully admitted are limited to taking no more than 9 credit hours of graduate courses toward a graduate degree.

Provisions must be satisfied by the end of your first semester. Contact The Office of Testing at 302.857.6144 for graduate admissions test administration or The Division of Adult and Continuing Education at 302.857.6820 for graduate admissions test preparation.  



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Complete an online application and follow the instructions for submitting supporting documentation. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 302.857.6351 or 800.845.2544 with any questions regarding the graduate application process. For questions about your program of interest, please contact the program directly.


2011-2012 Graduate Catalog