Types of Admission

DEGREE-SEEKING GRADUATE STUDENTS

Indiana State University grants regular, conditional, and provisional admission status.


REGULAR ADMISSION

Regular admission status, upon the recommendation of an academic unit, may be granted to an applicant who meets the minimum admission requirements of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. It should be noted that some academic units may have higher and/or other admission requirements. For regular admission status in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies, an applicant must, as a minimum:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree granted by a regionally accredited institution (for international students, a degree granted by a recognized institution).
     
  2. Have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 in all undergraduate course work; or have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work; or have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in the applicant’s major field of study; or have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in all courses taken at the graduate level.
     
  3. Where required, submit departmentally acceptable scores in the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or, where applicable, other appropriate standardized measures.
     
  4. Satisfy and/or meet any and all additional admission requirements of the department/program where admission is being sought.
     
  5. Submit to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies a fully completed Graduate Admission Application Form with a non-refundable admission application fee of $35.00 payable by cash, credit card, money order, or check made payable to Indiana State University.

    Note: Effective August 1, 2014, the application fee will be $45.00 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and $65.00 for international students.

CONDITIONAL ADMISSION

Conditional admission is intended for those students whose undergraduate record does not reflect their current capacity to do graduate work. In those circumstances conditional admission status, upon the recommendation of an academic unit, may be granted. It should be noted that some academic units may have higher or other admission requirements. Conditional admission has a maximum time limit of one academic year. Applicants admitted on a conditional basis must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 while enrolled in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. A final admission decision shall be reserved by the academic unit until an applicant’s performance has been evaluated after one academic year of enrollment. For conditional admission status, an applicant must, as a minimum:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree granted by a regionally accredited institution (for international students, a degree granted by a recognized institution).
     
  2. Have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.3 in all undergraduate course work; or have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate course work; or have earned a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the applicant’s major field of study.
     
  3. Where required, submit departmentally acceptable scores in the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or, where applicable, other appropriate standardized measures.
     
  4. Satisfy and/or meet any and all additional admission requirements of the department/program where admission is being sought.
     
  5. Submit to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies a fully completed Graduate Admission Application Form with a non-refundable admission application fee of $35.00 payable by cash, credit card, money order, or check made payable to Indiana State University.

    Note: Effective August 1, 2014, the application fee will be $45.00 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and $65.00 for international students.

PROVISIONAL ADMISSION

Provisional admission is intended for those students meeting regular or conditional admission requirements who are missing admissions materials other than an application, application fee, and an official transcript from the institution granting their highest completed degree. Provisional admission status may be granted upon the recommendation of an academic unit. Final decision on an applicant admitted on a provisional basis shall be reserved until all missing documents are received but may not exceed one semester. For provisional admission status, an applicant must, as a minimum:

  1. Meet the criteria for regular or conditional admission.
     
  2. Submit official transcripts.
     
  3. Submit to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies a fully completed Graduate Admission Application Form with a non-refundable admission application fee of $35.00 payable by cash, credit card, money order, or check made payable to Indiana State University.

    Note: Effective August 1, 2014, the application fee will be $45.00 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and $65.00 for international students.


Last updated: June 27, 2013