The following are the minimum standards for each type of admission to graduate study at Kentucky State University. Applicants should be aware that a student is admitted to a graduate program, not to graduate studies in general.  The faculty of each graduate program may invoke additional requirements for admission to the graduate   program.      These   additional   requirements, higher minimum requirements, or other variations are described in the descriptions of program requirements in the sections devoted to individual programs.

Regular  Admission

General  requirements  for regular (unconditional) admission are:

  •  A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution;
  • An  overall  undergraduate  grade-point-average of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale), and each degree program may set higher minimum grade-point-average;
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate  work  indicating  all  degrees  awarded and courses taken.  The baccalaureate degree must be verified with an official transcript.

Some programs require:

  • A GRE or GMAT.  The minimum combined scores are provided in each program’s section of the bulletin.
  • Additional evidence of appropriate work history or educational experience.

 Provisional Admission

An applicant unable to supply all of the required application materials prior to admission consideration, but who otherwise meets the requirements for regular admission may be granted provisional admission.    Complete and satisfactory credentials must be received by the Office of Graduate Studies before the end of the semester in which the student has registered in a provisional status.  A student will not be permitted to enroll with a provisional status for more than one semester.  Provisional admission does not guarantee, in any way, subsequent good academic standing (as would be granted by regular admission). 

Probationary Admission 

An applicant who does not  meet  conditions  the following conditions of admission requirements for regular admission, but has a minimum grade-point-average of 2.4 may be granted probationary admission. :

  • An  overall  undergraduate  grade-point-average of 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale), and each degree program may set higher minimum grade-point-average;
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate  work  indicating  all  degrees  awarded and courses taken.  The baccalaureate degree must be verified with an official transcript.
  • A GRE or GMAT.  The minimum combined scores are provided in each program’s section of the bulletin.

Students must be removed from probationary status prior to registering in any graduate coursework beyond an initial 12 semester credit hours. The minimum condition for transfer from probationary status to the status of good academic standing is the successful completion of at least nine semester credit hours of graduate coursework at Kentucky State University while maintaining a graduate grade-point- average of at least 3.0 and with no more than one grade (regardless of the number of course credit hours or overall GPA of ?C? or lower.  The student will be informed   of   all   conditions   for   consideration   for achieving good academic standing (as would have been granted by regular admission) at the time the student is granted probationary admission status.   A student in probationary status may not hold an assistantship or be admitted to candidacy without first achieving the status of good academic standing.   International students will not  be  admitted  on  a  probationary  admission  basis. Each program may specify a more stringent standard. Program accreditation requirements may establish other alternatives for probationary admission.

 Non-Degree Seeking Admission

An individual wishing to take graduate courses, without a degree objective may be admitted as a non-degree seeking student.   A non-degree seeking student must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and must have a minimum overall undergraduate grade-point average equivalent to the minimum for probationary admission to the program from which the individual wishes to take courses.  Each program limits the number of credits earned in the non-degree status that will be transferred into the program.

 Visiting  Student  Admission    

In  order  for  a visiting  student  to  be  officially  enrolled  for  graduate credit at Kentucky State University, the student must file a visiting student/non-degree seeking application and submit an official letter of good standing from the home institution.

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