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Students desiring admission to graduate study must file an application with the university Admissions Office. In accordance with the University of Wisconsin System policies, graduate students applying to a graduate degree program must submit a $45.00 application fee. The application fee is non-refundable and does not apply to graduate tuition. If your enrollment is delayed, the application fee will apply to the next two consecutive terms including summer session. It is the student's responsibility to make arrangements for transcripts of previously established academic records, bearing the official seal of the institution(s) where course work was taken, to be sent directly from the registrar of each institution to the UW-La Crosse Admissions Office.
Unconditional admission to graduate study may be granted to students who meet the following requirements:
Admission on probation may be granted to students with undergraduate grade point averages below 2.85, who are otherwise qualified, if there is evidence of a student's ability to do satisfactory graduate work. Students admitted on probation may be required by their graduate program director, to complete specified course work with a grade of "B" or better. These credits may or may not apply to the graduate degree, at the discretion of the program director. (See Retention Standards, p. 30.)
Admission procedures have been designed to assist international students who wish to earn graduate degrees at UW-L. An international admissions specialist in the Office of International Education coordinates the admission process of any applicant who is not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
International applicants must submit the following items:
If students voluntarily interrupt university enrollment for one semester or longer while in good academic standing, reentry status may be granted by applying to the Graduate Dean, through the Office of Records and Registration. (Summer session is not considered a semester for reentry purposes.) Application should be made at least one month prior to the beginning of the planned term of re-enrollment.
Students with a bachelor's degree seeking to enroll in particular courses for which they are qualified but not wishing to pursue a graduate degree program, may be admitted with special nondegree student status. Special nondegree students may either receive academic credit for courses successfully completed or may choose to audit. Auditors usually are not responsible for attendance or exams and therefore may not receive academic credit or grades for completed courses.
If special nondegree students decide to enter a degree program at a later date, they may be considered for admission provided they have maintained a "B" average in graduate work and have met all other program requirements. Not more than 12 credits earned as a special student (non-degree) status may be applied toward a degree program at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse. Further, deans and/or program directors/coordinators may accept or reject credit taken as a graduate special student. A special student who does not meet the minimum 2.50 grade point average admission requirement will not be accepted in any graduate degree program and credits earned as a special student will not apply toward a degree. All graduate level work, including courses taken at other accredited institutions, will be included in the computation of the grade point average for admission determination.
Students with deficiencies, who have been provisionally admitted to a graduate program, may be classified with the appropriate special student designation, and, at such time as the deficiencies are removed, may be admitted to the graduate program with the appropriate graduate classification. Such students would be exempt from the "12 credits as a special student" restriction policy statement.
This catalog is a record of graduate programs, courses, policies, staff and facilities as of April 1, 1997. The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse reserves the right to change any of the information in this catalog at any time and without giving prior notice. This catalog does not establish a contractual relationship. For a further explanation of your rights and responsibilities as a student please see theWelcome and Note to Students section.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 04, 1998
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