Post-baccalaureate Standing: Unclassified
Students who meet the following criteria will qualify for post-baccalaureate standing:
Admission with unclassified post-baccalaureate standing does not constitute admission to graduate degree or credential programs. Students admitted as unclassified post-baccalaureate who wish to change their status to graduate status must meet all the qualifications for admission to a graduate program, must apply directly to the program for evaluation for admission, and must file a Request for Post-baccalaureate/Graduate Change of Objective in the Graduate Studies Office.
An unclassified post-baccalaureate student may apply a maximum of nine units toward a specific graduate degree program. Any such units completed prior to admission into a specific graduate program must be approved by the graduate program coordinator via written petition.
Students who qualify for admission to a credential or certificate program are admitted as classified post-baccalaureate students. Admission in this category does not constitute admission to or assurance of consideration for admission to any graduate degree program.
A classified post-baccalaureate student may apply a maximum of nine units toward a specific graduate degree program. Any such units completed prior to admission into a specific graduate program must be approved by the graduate program coordinator via written petition.
To qualify for admission with a graduate degree objective, students must meet the admission requirements for post-baccalaureate unclassified standing as well as any additional requirements of the particular program. Students who apply to a graduate degree program but who do not satisfy all program requirements may be admitted to conditionally classified status. Program coordinators will outline all conditions for attainment of classified status.
Students applying for master's degree programs will be admitted under classified status if they meet all program admission requirements.
Classified standing as a graduate student is granted by the academic unit to which the student is applying. Classified standing is normally granted when all prerequisites have been satisfactorily completed for admission to a master's degree program. Students must have classified standing to qualify for Advancement to Candidacy.