Applicants may be initially admitted to an SBU graduate program under the following conditions:
Granted to students who satisfy all requirements for admission and whose preparation is deemed completely satisfactory by the admission committee. Regularly admittted students may receive financial aid.
Provisional Status, which typically applies in three scenarios:
- This status may be granted to applicants whose academic records fall slightly short of the regular admission requirements. With the approval of the dean and or program director, provisionally admitted students may enroll for up to nine (9) credit hours, twelve (12) under special circumstances. With good classroom work, provisionally admitted students are likely to have their status changed to regular admission.
- Students applying to SBU while still completing the bachelor’s degree may be admitted under this status until their undergraduate work is done and a final transcript has been received by the Office of Graduate Admissions.
- Students in the 7th semester of SBU’s dual degree programs (e.g. BBA, MBA) may be admitted under provisional status until the completion of their undergraduate degree requirements.
Provisionally admitted students may receive financial aid.
A student may be admitted under this status if he/she has not yet completed the application process but (based on information provided) shows aptitude, and has obtained the approval of the program director. A student admitted under this status has until the end of his or her first semester to complete the application process.
Accepting a student under evaluation status does not obligate the University to amend the admission status to provisional or regular once the application process is concluded. The complete application will be reviewed, along with the applicant’s current classroom work.
Students taking classes on evaluation status are not eligible for financial aid, including student loans and SBU scholarships.
This applies to applicants who indicate that they wish to earn the credit associated with their SBU graduate coursework, but are not seeking an SBU degree or certificate.
Non-matriculating students are not eligible to receive financial aid, including loans and scholarships.
Auditing students do not receive credit for their coursework, and are not eligible to receive any kind of financial aid, including loans and scholarships. Change from audit to credit status, or vice versa, may be done only during designated Change of Enrollment periods.