Graduate Catalog 2003-2004
For admission to a degree program, applicants should allow a reasonable amount of time for necessary documents to arrive on campus and to be processed by the appropriate degree program and the Graduate College. International applicants should allow more time for the application process. Graduate non-degree status applicants may be admitted within a relatively short time frame. Prospective students should check with the appropriate program for specific deadlines, in particular those interested in assistantships.
Applicants are admitted to the Graduate College for a specific term only. If an applicant wishes to begin graduate work earlier than the term for which he or she is accepted, the applicant must inform the Graduate College in writing prior to registering for classes. If an applicant wishes to defer admission, he or she may request a deferment for up to 12 months. The deferment request should be submitted to the Graduate College in writing, but is approved or denied by the applicant’s degree program. An applicant who has received a deferment must update or verify his or her application prior to initial registration.
An enrolled graduate student is defined as one who:
- Is admitted to the Graduate College
- Is registered and attending classes; and
- Has either paid the appropriate fees or had the fees paid by the University or by a grant, contract, or assistantship.