A-6: PROVISIONAL STUDENT (DEGREE SEEKING)/NONDEGREE TO DEGREE-CAMPUS/COLLEGES

 

Senate Policy:  12-30, Baccalaureate Degree Candidate

Senate Policy:  12-70, Associate Degree Candidate

Procedure:

  1. The vice president and dean for undergraduate education has delegated the authority to review requests for change from provisional/nondegree status to the degree candidate status at the campuses/colleges to the appropriate executive officer at the campus/college.

 

  1. The admissions officer at the campus/college may evaluate an application for change of status from provisional/nondegree student to degree candidate for that location.  This evaluation may be performed at the end of the semester in which the applicant has completed at this University the minimum number of credits (18 credits for a baccalaureate degree program and 9 credits for an associate degree program) required for such an evaluation.

 

  1. a. Students seeking a change from provisional status to degree status need to complete the application form found at http://admissions.psu.edu/academics/majors/requirements/provisional/. After verifying that the applicant is qualified for admission to degree candidacy, the admission officer may authorize the student to register as a degree candidate at that location for the next semester.

    b. Students seeking a change from nondegree status to degree status need to complete the web application for undergraduate admission found at http://admissions.psu.edu/apply/. After verifying that the applicant is qualified for admission to degree candidacy, the admission officer may authorize the student to register as a degree candidate at that location for the next semester.

 

  1. Evaluations should be completed and assurance of admission given within the course add period of registration of the semester for which admission is sought; otherwise the admission to degree candidacy should be assured for the next semester.

 

  1. If the admissions officer cannot complete the evaluation by verifying all of the required information, the admission of the student to degree candidacy should be processed by the admissions office at University Park.

 

Senate Policy:  12-30, Baccalaureate Degree Candidate

Senate Policy:  12-70, Associate Degree Candidate

 

Approved: DARS (2-14-75)

Announced at ACUI: (2-20-75)

Revised: ACUI (5-19-83)

Revised: ACUE (7-26-96)

Revised: Editorial (7-10-98)

Revised: Editorial (3-13-03)

Revised: Editorial (12-12-11)


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