10-00 Provisional Students
Revisions to Policy 10-00 were approved by the Senate on April 29, 2014. Implementation pending ACUE action. To view revisions, see the legislative report.
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:
- 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
- Space is available after degree candidates have been accommodated.
- The student has not been dropped for unsatisfactory scholarship from any
college or university previously attended.
- 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.