Graduate Catalog • 2011-2012

Admission Information

Admissions Credentials: International Students

To apply for graduate admission, an international student should submit the following documents:

  • Official transcripts from post-secondary study translated into English
  • Results of the TOEFL examination or an equivalent test if English is not the first language
  • An English writing sample in the form of a one-page typed essay
  • Statement of finances


Dismissals and Re-admissions

Matriculated students who fail to achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 after each semester may be subject to dismissal procedures. Policies pertaining to the re-admission of students also vary across graduate programs. Please consult each program’s Graduate Student Handbook for specific details.


Full-Time and Part-Time Status

Nine credit hours per semester constitute a full-time load for graduate students.

No student will be permitted to schedule an academic credit overload (over 9 credits) without the written permission of the Director of the graduate program in which the student is enrolled.


General Regulations

All student charges must be paid in full by the invoice due date before the start of each semester. Students are not permitted to attend classes, unless full payment has been remitted or a payment plan has been prearranged with student accounts. Students who are not in good financial standing with the College will not be eligible to receive diplomas, transcripts or register for future semesters. The Trustees of the College have the right to adjust tuition charges and fees when necessary.


Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are designed to promote the educational goals and objectives of a master’s program by providing students with opportunities to actively participate in a range of instructional, research, and other campus activities which serve to promote mastery of knowledge in their chosen field of specialization. For certain assistantships, a graduate student must be enrolled for at least 6 credits per semester. For further information, please consult the graduate program descriptions.


Maximum Period of Candidacy

Policies pertaining to the maximum number of years that a student may qualify as a matriculated student vary across graduate programs. Please consult each program’s Graduate Student Handbook for specific details.


Procedure for Application and Matriculation

Matriculation is required for any student who plans to receive financial aid and/or a graduate degree. A student applies for matriculation by submitting a completed application for admission to the School of Adult and Graduate Education. After submitting a complete application, students receive a letter from the College informing them of the decision concerning their acceptance as a degree candidate. Students are matriculated into the program once they have registered for classes during their first semester of academic study.


Visiting Students

Policies pertaining to visiting students vary across graduate programs. Please consult each Graduate Student Handbook for specific details. In all cases, however, if a graduate course reaches its enrollment maximum, matriculated students are given preference over non-matriculated students.