Applicants are admitted based on the strength of their undergraduate and graduate record and admission materials. An applicant may be unconditionally admitted, provisionally admitted, conditionally admitted or receive a language admission.
This status is granted to applicants who have fully satisfied the admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies and the graduate program.
This status is granted, at a program's request, to academically strong applicants whose application files are missing an item or who need to submit official documents. A provisional admission status allows the student to start classes, but within the first semester the provisionally admitted student must submit the missing materials. If unofficial documents were submitted with the application, it is imperative that official documents are submitted during the first term of enrollment.
This status is granted to domestic applicants who do not satisfy the minimum GPA or the minimum GRE score requirements, or who have deficiencies in their undergraduate preparation. The offer of a conditional admission is recommended at the program level. A domestic applicant who has been admitted conditionally will complete an educational plan with his or her program that specifies a minimum of six to nine credits to be completed with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher in the first term of enrollment. Upon completion of this requirement, the student's academic record will be reviewed for consideration to be granted unconditional admission.
A denial determination means that an applicant has been denied admission to a degree program and may not earn a graduate degree from St. Cloud State University even if he or she has successfully completed advanced courses. Reapplication does not guarantee admission to the School of Graduate Studies.
Students that are planning to take a leave of absence or that are returning to St. Cloud State University after a leave of absence from graduate work may require readmission.
The St. Cloud State University School of Graduate Studies complies with all NAGAP (National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals) ethics policies and standards. A list of NAGAP ethics policies and standards can be found by visiting the NAGAP website.