Levels of Admission

Full Standing

Students who have fulfilled all of the admission requirements for a given program, including admission grade point average, entrance exams if required, reference and credentials if required, and who have less than nine credit hours of prerequisites may be granted admission on a full standing basis. Students admitted to full standing are eligible to be considered for assistantships and federally funded financial aid.

Conditional Standing

Students who may have background deficiencies in excess of nine hours (but no more than fifteen hours) or who have not submitted required references, examinations, etc., but who otherwise have met the full-standing degree requirements may be granted admission on a conditional basis. This decision is made on the discretion of the department to which the student is applying. Students are allowed one semester to submit remaining credentials and one year to remove background deficiencies. Transfer to an appropriate non-degree category will result if the necessary conditions are not satisfactorily met. Students admitted with conditions are not eligible for federally funded financial aid, but may be considered for graduate assistantship positions.

Probationary Standing

Students who do not meet the minimum academic requirements for full standing degree program admission may be admitted on probation when reasonable evidence exists to indicate their ability to do satisfactory degree program work, at the discretion of the department to which the student applied. In order to clear this status students must complete their first 9 credit hours of graded graduate level coursework at Wichita State University with a minimum 3.00 grade point average. Only courses numbered 500 and above and those courses which are letter graded (A, B, C, D, F) can be used toward the 9 hour requirement. S/U or CR/NCR courses will not count toward the 9 hour requirement. Students admitted on probation or placed on academic probation following admission are not eligible for assistantship awards or federally funded financial aid.

Tentative Standing

This status can be used in conjunction with any of the above statuses, and means that the student's admission was processed before the award of their degree. In order to clear this status, the student must submit official/attested final transcript or marksheets and provide degree certification if the transcript does not specifically state the title and date of the degree award. The missing items must be on file no later than the end of the student's first semester of enrollment. Failure to provide this evidence will result in removal from the Graduate School.