Conditional Admission

Conditional Acceptance

Applicants with less than a 3.0 undergraduate CGPA may be considered for conditional admittance into the program under certain circumstances. If interested in pursuing this option, the applicant must submit an essay describing the circumstances that would allow success in a graduate program without regard to the undergraduate CGPA. Examples include, but are not limited to, a description of additional work or life experience since completion of their baccalaureate degree, a steadily increasing CGPA from their freshmen to senior year in college, a discussion of successful grades in their major, etc. This information will be reviewed by the program director and, if the review recommends admission, the student will be conditionally admitted into the program.

Students who are conditionally admitted must demonstrate a CGPA of at least 3.0 at the end of the first two courses. Students who achieve a CGPA of at least 3.0 after the second course will no longer have conditions placed on their admission and will then be subject to the College’s standard Satisfactory Academic Progress and withdrawal policies as outlined in the institutional catalog. Students who fail to obtain a CGPA of 3.0 after the second course will be dismissed from the program.

Appeal Process

Students who are subject to dismissal may appeal by submitting a statement of mitigating circumstances and supporting documents to the graduate program director.  If the appeal is granted, students will be allowed to attempt two additional courses.  Students who achieve a CGPA of 3.0 or higher after the fourth course will no longer have conditions placed on their admission and will then be subject to the College's standard Satisfactory Academic Progress and withdrawal policies as outlined in the institutional catalog.  Students who do not earn a CGPA of 3.0 or higher after the first four courses will be dismissed from the program.  Students cannot submit a second appeal for continued enrollment in a graduate program of study after attempting the first four courses.