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Types of Admission

Unconditional

A student who meets the requirements for both general admission to graduate study, and for a particular program will be admitted unconditionally. A copy of the teaching certificate is also required for education students wishing to obtain a change in rank or to pursue additional certifications. Students are permitted to pursue coursework outlined on their program evaluations but are not permitted to take more than 12 hours of coursework outside the program to which they are admitted. Departments may drop students from unapproved courses.

 

Conditional

student who meets the general requirements for admission to graduate study, but fails to satisfy one or more of the special requirements for admission to a particular program will be admitted conditionally. This is a temporary classification, and must be changed as soon as the specified conditions are satisfied. Most graduate students will be limited to 12 graduate credit hours unless they are unconditionally admitted to a graduate program.
 

Unclassified

A student who meets the requirements for admission to graduate study, but does not wish to work toward a graduate program will be admitted as unclassified. Students admitted as unclassified will not be permitted to take more than 12 hours in any one program. Students should note that no more than 12 credit hours of graduate credit earned as an unclassified student may later be applied toward a program upon admission to that program, and only then at the discretion of the advisor and the graduate dean.

 

Attempt to Qualify

A student whose undergraduate GPA is below 2.5, and has met the testing requirement and/or other entrance requirement will be admitted as an attempt to qualify student. A student so admitted, after completing a maximum of 12 credit hours of graduate work with at least a GPA of 3.0, may be considered for admission to a degree program.

 

Nondegree Program

A student whose undergraduate GPA is below 2.5, and has met the testing requirement and/or other entrance requirement will be admitted as a nondegree program student. A student so admitted, after completing a maximum of 12 credit hours of graduate work with at least a GPA of 3.0, may be considered for admission to a degree program.

 

Visiting Student

A student who has been admitted to a graduate program at another institution will be admitted as a visiting student. Such a student may enroll at Morehead State University by submitting an application as a visiting student and paying the $30 application fee. The Dean of the Graduate School or Registrar will certify that the student is in good standing and has permission to enroll for graduate work. A student can opt to submit an official transcript in lieu of the letter of good standing.

 

Early Graduate School

A Morehead State University undergraduate student who has completed 90 or more credit hours toward the completion of the baccalaureate degree may be considered for undergraduate concurrent admission to the Graduate School to enroll in graduate coursework. To be eligible for undergraduate concurrent admission, the student must have an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 at the time of admission. The student must maintain an overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 and a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 to continue in the Early Graduate School program. If the student drops below the 3.0 minimum grade point, they will not be allowed to continue in the program.

Students may earn a maximum of 12 graduate credit hours while holding undergraduate concurrent admission status. An application to the Graduate School must be completed at the beginning of the semester requested. Undergraduate concurrent admission to the Graduate School must be approved by the graduate dean. Students who are enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate coursework may receive an adjustment to their financial aid. Contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine what changes may occur.
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