Admission and Enrollment Categories

Regular. Regular admission status is granted to students who meet all requirements of graduate programs at Walla Walla University and specific requirements of the department or school in which study is proposed.

Provisional. Provisional status is given to students who have graduated from an accredited college or university and do not meet one or more of the other require­ments for regular admission, but who in the judgment of the department and Graduate Council have shown evidence of their ability to pursue a graduate degree. Such evidence may include one or more of the following: superior performance on the Graduate Record Examination, strong professional recommendations, superior grades in postgraduate work at a recognized institution, and/or positive work experience in areas related to the desired graduate specialization. At the time of provisional acceptance, a plan and deadline for a change to regular standing must be submitted by the respective graduate program. Students who do not meet these specifications will be dropped from the program.

Non-matriculated. Non-matriculated status is designed for individuals who wish to take courses for personal or professional benefit, but are not seeking a graduate degree. Prerequisites for this experience are the completion of a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative GPA and permission of the home department. A maximum of 12 graduate credits may be taken in non-matriculated status. By special petition to Graduate Council, those 12 credit hours may be applied to a graduate program retrospectively.