10-00 Provisional Students Print This Policy


An applicant seeking to pursue a degree program and holding a high school diploma or its equivalent, but without the criteria required for admission as a degree candidate specified in Sections 05-00 and 06-00, may enroll in credit courses at the University. A provisional student may enroll in credit courses if the following criteria are met:

  1. The student is making satisfactory progress toward admission as a degree candidate. Progress is satisfactory if a student has completed 18 credits with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale). If a student has completed 18 credits with less than a 2.00 cumulative grade-point average, the student is given a warning. A student who has completed 27 credits with a cumulative grade-point average of less than 2.00 will not be permitted to enroll as a provisional student in any subsequent semester, unless the student has earned more than a 2.00 grade-point average in the most recently completed semester. No student, regardless of cumulative grade-point average, who has completed 36 credits will be permitted to enroll as a provisional student in any subsequent semester. A provisional student may apply to become a degree candidate as specified in Section 12-00 or a nondegree student as specified in Section 16-00. (Refer to Section 51-50 for calculation of cumulative grade-point average.)

  2. Space is available after degree candidates have been accommodated.

  3. The student has not been dropped for unsatisfactory scholarship from any college or university previously attended.

  4. The student has not been dismissed or suspended for nonacademic reasons from any college or university. An applicant not in good standing at another accredited college or university for disciplinary reasons must consult with the director of Judicial Affairs for admissions clearance.

Note a: After a student is admitted as a degree candidate, the dean of the college of enrollment decides which credits earned as a provisional student can be used to fulfill the degree requirements.

Note b: An applicant holding a baccalaureate degree or higher is not eligible to enroll as a provisional student. The applicant is referred to the graduate nondegree program.

A-3 Provisional Student Application Procedure

Revised: 3/2/76
Revised: 6/5/79
Revised: 6/2/81
Revised: 12/6/88


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