Degree Candidate (Matriculated)
General admission to a degree program as a degree candidate is granted to applicants who have a good undergraduate scholastic record (a 3.0 average on the 4.0 system is generally considered sufficient) and have received a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or technical school. In addition to degree-specific requirements, all applicants for a music degree must complete a satisfactory audition or taped performance. Students entering the graduate programs in physical therapy and occupational therapy need not complete the application for admission to a graduate program; they are admitted directly from their prerequisite undergraduate programs at Ithaca College. External applicants (non-Ithaca College) are not considered for admission directly into these graduate programs.
Provisional is an enrollment status applicable to students who have not met the requirements and standards for matriculation. Students who have applied for graduate study and been accepted pending satisfactory completion of specific course deficiencies fall into this category. Also, students with less than an acceptable cumulative GPA as determined by the respective graduate program chair and the dean of graduate studies may be enrolled provisionally until they have completed, with a grade of B or better, the number of graduate credits stipulated by the respective graduate program chair.
Ithaca College seniors may take certain graduate courses (M.B.A. courses excluded) for undergraduate credit. They must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and have completed at least 90 credits; and they must obtain the approval of the instructor, the student's undergraduate adviser, the chair of the graduate program, the dean of the school, and the dean of graduate studies. Under exceptional circumstances, Ithaca College seniors may take certain graduate courses for graduate credit, provided they obtain the approvals previously specified. Courses taken for graduate credit do not count toward an undergraduate degree.
A maximum of 12 credits earned as a provisional student may be credited toward a graduate degree.
Students who are not seeking advanced degrees or who are not admitted to degree programs may apply for enrollment in graduate courses as extramural students. This category requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college and permission of the graduate chair. Registration is through the Division of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions.
In the M.B.A. program, extramural student status is granted for students who are degree candidates in good standing in other graduate programs provided that graduate credit earned in Ithaca College M.B.A. courses will be applied toward those degrees. This category requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college, permission of the graduate chair, and a letter of endorsement from the chair of the graduate program in which the student is enrolled. Registration is through the Division of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions.
A maximum of 12 credits earned as an extramural student will be applied toward degree requirements. Extramural students are eligible to apply for matriculated status upon completion of a maximum of 12 graduate credits with a GPA of 3.0 (B) in these credits, provided that no more than one grade below B has been earned. These credits may be used to fulfill program requirements only if they are approved by the graduate committee of the major field. Credits earned more than three years before admission to a degree program will not apply to degree requirements.