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Admission Information

Admission Categories

Degree Candidate (Matriculated)

General admission to a graduate degree program as a degree candidate is granted to applicants who have a good undergraduate scholastic record (a 3.00 grade point average [GPA] on the 4.00 system is generally considered sufficient) and have received a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or technical school. Many other degrees, especially those in music, require additional supporting materials or procedures, such as an audition, to complete the application process. These additional requirements are listed under "Application Procedures" and in the appropriate departmental sections of the catalog.

Students entering the graduate programs in physical therapy and occupational therapy are only admitted directly from their prerequisite undergraduate programs at Ithaca College and need not complete the application for admission to the graduate program. External applicants (non-Ithaca College students) are not considered for admission to these graduate programs. Students may apply to Ithaca College to transfer into the undergraduate degree in clinical health studies or occupational science.

Ithaca College undergraduates in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education and Ithaca College or SUNY College at Cortland undergraduates in speech-language pathology and audiology are granted admission into the respective graduate program upon receipt of an application, provided they possessed a 3.50 GPA at the conclusion of their junior year. No letters of recommendation or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are required for these students, but college transcripts are.

Provisional (Non-Matriculated)

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 have 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 3.00 or better and have completed at least 90 credits. They also must obtain the approval of the instructor, their 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.

Extramural Students

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 baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or technical school and permission of the graduate chair. Registration is through the Division of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions.

In the M.B.A. programs, 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 baccalaureate 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 can 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 3.00 (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 cannot be applied to meet degree requirements.

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