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GRADUATE SCHOOL

Non-Degree Program Admission

Persons who already possess a graduate degree, who do not want to seek a graduate degree at Wichita State University at this time, or who wish to take graduate courses for professional advancement or personal satisfaction, should apply for nondegree admission.  Students originally admitted to a nondegree category may later reapply for admission  to a degree program.  A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit taken while in a nondegree category may be counted toward a degree program, provided students have obtained the approval of their major departments and the graduate dean.

Non-Degree, Category A

Admission to this category provides students the opportunity to take any level of graduate coursework for which they have the prerequisites.  Students in this category are not restricted and may take courses at the 800-level or above.  Nondegree applicants seeking graduate certificates must be admitted under this category.  Upon satisfactory completion of a course, credit is placed on a Wichita State University graduate transcript.  However, only credit earned in courses numbered 500 and above is counted as graduate credit work.
Students applying for admission in this category must meet the following requirements:
1.  A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
2.  A grade point average of at least 2.750 based upon the last 60 hours of coursework (or nearest semester or term break to this), including any post-bachelor's graduate work.  Some programs require higher grade point averages and other admission credentials.
Students who do not meet the 2.750 grade point average requirement may be admitted to this category on probation if reasonable evidence exists to indicate their ability to perform satisfactorily in 800-level or above coursework.
Although there is no application deadline for nondegree, category A admission, applicants are encouraged to provide the following items no later than three weeks prior to the start of the semester in which they wish to enroll:
1.  A completed and signed application form.
2.  Two (2) official transcripts in sealed envelopes from the institution a masters or doctoral degree was awarded.  If the applicant has not earned a graduate degree, then official transcripts from ALL colleges or universities previously attended must be submitted.  WSU transcripts will be ordered by the Graduate School applicants who have completed WSU coursework.

Non-Degree, Category B

This category is specifically for students who are not seeking a graduate degree but who want to continue personal and professional development beyond the bachelor's level through enrollment in certain graduate-level courses, including workshops.  Students in this category are restricted to enrollment in courses numbered through 799 and for which they have prerequisites.  Credit earned in category B status is placed on a Wichita State University graduate transcript; graduate credit is awarded for courses numbered 500 through 799.
Students applying for admission in this category must meet the following requirement:
1.  A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.  Some programs may require a minimum grade point average.
Although there is no application deadline for nondegree, category B admission, applicants are encouraged to provide the following  items no later than three weeks prior to the start of the semester in which they wish to enroll:
A completed application packet must contain the following:
1.  A completed and signed application form.
2.  Two (2) official transcripts in sealed envelopes, from the institutions, of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or a copy of a teaching certificate.