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Graduate Life-Long Learning Programs

Life-Long Learning programs are designed for students that have no interest in pursuing a graduate degree but want to expand their professional knowledge or increase certification areas.   Students admitted to the non-degree category of Life-Long Learning are admitted on a conditional basis and will adhere to grading policies for students admitted conditionally.   There is no limit to the number of courses that students may take in this category as long as the minimum grade standards set for conditional admission are maintained.  

Students may apply for a graduate degree program at any time by completing another Graduate School application and by meeting the admission requirements for that specific program. Upon admission to a graduate degree program, students may file a written request with the college that up to a maximum of 12 total semester hours of graduate credit earned under Life-Long Learning be applied to their graduate degree program Plan of Study by special permission of the college and Program Chair assigned to the student's degree program. These courses will be specifically identified on the Plan of Study.

Graduate Non-Degree Admission Categories

At the time of matriculation from the baccalaureate program and upon application to a graduate program, students seeking admission to a master's program other than the program in which they were initially granted concurrent enrollment must meet the same admission requirements as other applicants to the program to which they are seeking admission. GRE and GMAT scores will be waived for students admitted to the baccalaureate/master's concurrent enrollment program provided students continue to pursue the graduate program for which they were initially admitted and must maintain all other conditions to retain graduate status.

Students failing to maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 graduate GPA will be dropped from the Concurrent program and will need to appeal for reinstatement prior to any further graduate admission or enrollment.  All Graduate School admission criteria, including appropriate test scores, will be required if students do not maintain good academic standing.