ADMISSION AS A NON-DEGREE STUDENT
Admission as a Non-Degree Student
Applicants who designate that they do not choose to seek a graduate degree but who hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college may be enrolled for course work in the College of Graduate Studies as Special Non-degree seeking graduate students. Students in this category may take up to 18 hours of course work. They waive the right to count more than 6 hours toward an advanced degree at Tarleton State University. In order to have any graduate course work count toward a master’s degree, students must meet admission criteria to the College of Graduate Studies at the time application is made and course work is taken.
Non-degree students are not required to submit scores on the GRE or the GMAT. However, official transcript(s) which indicate the conferral of the bachelor’s degree and good standing at the last college attended are required. Admission will not be granted to a student whose GPA is less than a 2.5 on the last 60 hours of course work completed.
An applicant to a degree program who appears to be admissible on the basis of the credentials submitted, but who is unable to supply all of the official records prior to registration may be admitted for one semester pending receipt of official transcripts. A student who is in special status has no assurance, however, that work completed while in this classification will be applicable toward degree requirements should he or she subsequently gain admission to a degree program.