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First Time and Transfer Students

All graduate applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited degree-granting institution, with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale from their degree-granting institution. Graduate applicants who already possess a master's degree or have completed graduate coursework from an accredited degree-granting institution must also have a 3.0 CGPA or higher at the graduate level.

Applicants with an undergraduate degree and no graduate course work are required to submit the following:

  • Official transcript(s) from the accredited degree-conferring institution(s)
  • Official or unofficial transcripts from other institutions attended may be requested to verify prerequisite knowledge for certain academic programs

Applicants with an undergraduate degree and graduate-level course work are required to submit the following:

  • Official transcript(s) from the accredited degree-conferring institution(s)
  • Official transcripts from all accredited degree-granting institutions showing graduate-level course work
  • Official or unofficial transcripts from other institutions attended may be requested to verify prerequisite knowledge for certain academic programs

Applicants with a master’s degree are required to submit the following:

  • Official transcripts from all accredited degree-granting institutions showing graduate-level course work
  • Official or unofficial transcript(s) from the undergraduate degree-conferring institution(s). Additional transcripts from other institutions attended may be requested to verify prerequisite knowledge for certain academic programs
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For both undergraduate and graduate applicants, additional documentation may be required for admission and consideration of credit from military, licensure, or other documented experiential learning. Applicants using Veteran’s Administration benefits will be required to submit transcripts from all prior institutions attended (to include non-accredited and non-degree granting institutions) and all National Exam scores prior to admission. Admission into some degree programs may require an applicant to have a higher GPA, meet other special requirements, and/or submit additional documentation. Academic, judicial, and disciplinary notations on transcripts will be reviewed on a case by case basis and may impact admission.

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All applicants who have educational experience outside the United States are required to provide an official course-by-course evaluation in English, to include the cumulative grade-point average, unless specifically exempted through a qualifying ERAU program. Refer to the International Admissions section of the catalog for details on foreign credential evaluations.