What to Expect

Once the applicant's file is complete, with all items required submitted in full, the file is forwarded to the department for a program acceptance decision. The department notifies the Office of Graduate Admissions which in turn notifies the applicant.

The Graduate and Professional Center notifies students of their admission status. A letter is sent when a) a program acceptance decision has been received from the department and the student is admitted to the university, or b) the applicant does not meet minimum university admission requirements and is denied admission.

Conditional Admission

A cumulative minimum 3.0 (on a 4-point scale) GPA is required on the posted baccalaureate degree for regular admission status. Candidates with a GPA of 2.5–2.99 may be considered for conditional admission status based on GPA. This conditional admission status requires maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 with no grade lower than a B- in the first 12 units. Students who do not meet this requirement will be reviewed for dismissal. Specific program admission requirements may be more stringent.