Classification of Students
- Matriculated students are those who have received from the dean written acceptance into a program leading to a master’s degree and/or advanced certificate program.
- Nonmatriculated students are those who are not requesting admission into any program, or who are awaiting a decision concerning their admission. Once admitted to nonmatriculated status by the dean, they may register for courses for which they are qualified. No more than six credit hours earned as a nonmatriculant student may be applied to any program.
- Auditor is a term applied to matriculated or nonmatriculated students when they register for a particular course but not for credit. When students are auditors in a particular course, they are expected to attend classes, but are not responsible for assignments or examinations.
- Special students are undergraduate students completing their baccalaureate degree program who plan to matriculate into a graduate program.
Classification of Courses
In some divisions, courses numbered 501-599 are open to advanced and qualified undergraduates and to graduates. A qualified undergraduate student may register in one of these courses only with the written permission of the appropriate dean. Courses numbered 600-999 are open only to graduate students and those seniors who are in a five-year graduate program.