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12.6.1 Graduate Student Status

  • Full Status: Individuals who are admitted into the Graduate School without conditions receive full academic status. Only students will full status are admitted to degree candidacy.
  • Provisional Status: Individuals are occasionally admitted with provisional status, particularly if an applicant’s academic record is marginally substandard but shows strong potential for graduate study. Students with provisional status must be advanced to full status before being eligible for degree candidacy.
  • Credential Status: Individuals who are admitted to post-baccalaureate work to earn an initial teaching credential, specialist instruction credential, or services credential have credential status. Credential status does not make an individual eligible for a graduate degree.
  • Unclassified Status: Individuals wishing to earn graduate credits for appropriate courses, but not work toward an advanced degree have unclassified status. Up to 12 units can be earned as an unclassified student. Only 12 units of coursework can be transferred into a degree program if the student subsequently is admitted into a graduate degree program. Non-resident alien students are not eligible for unclassified status. Individuals cannot take first professional courses with unclassified status.