10-00 Degree-Seeking Provisional Students Print This Policy


An applicant seeking to pursue a degree program and holding a high school diploma or its equivalent may be admitted to enroll in credit courses at the University as a degree-seeking provisional student. A degree –seeking provisional student is considered a regular student for registration and academic advising and is entitled to all services provided to all students of the University.  A degree-seeking provisional student that is admissible to the University may enroll in credit courses if the following criteria are met:

  1. The applicant provides evidence of academic success based on credentials submitted with the application; however, does not meet all criteria specified in Sections 05-00 and 06-00.

  2. The applicant has not been dismissed for unsatisfactory scholarship from any other college or university previously attended.

  3. The applicant has not been dismissed or suspended for nonacademic reasons from any college or university.

    3a. An applicant who has any criminal or disciplinary issues and is not in good standing at another accredited college or university must have received clearance from the Office of Student Conduct.  

Note a: An applicant with a baccalaureate or higher degree is not eligible to enroll as a degree-seeking provisional student and can be referred to the Graduate School for non degree program consideration.

A-3 Degree-Seeking Provisional Student

Revised: 3/2/76
Revised: 6/5/79
Revised: 6/2/81
Revised: 12/6/88

Revised: 4/29/14


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