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Admission and Application Processes 

Application Process and Fees - The first requirement is that a student must complete a graduate application and pay the application fee. Applications are available online at http://www.emporia.edu/grad/appinstr.htm (online or pdf format). Please remember that an applicant for admission must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.  There are three categories for admission into the Graduate School at Emporia State University. 

Degree/Certificate Seeking Student

Degree/Certificate admission to graduate study requires a grade point average of not less than 2.5 in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate study or an overall grade point average of no less than 3.0 for a completed master’s degree.  This admission does not constitute admission to a specific program.  Some academic departments’ requirements may be higher. 

Non-degree Seeking Student
Students with at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution who desire to enroll in graduate course work but are not seeking a degree, certificate, or licensure are classified as non-degree students. Faculty reserve the right to decide on the applicability of course work taken prior to formal admission into a degree program. A maximum of 12 approved hours earned under this status may be applied to a degree program. Students are required to pay a $25 application fee.

Licensure Seeking
Students with at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution who desire to enroll in graduate course work for the purpose of licensure are classified as licensure seeking students. Students should check the graduate degree listing or contact the Teacher Licensure Coordinator in the Teachers College (620-341-5412620-341-5412) for specific licensure programs offered at ESU. Students are required to pay a $25 application fee.

Certificate Seeking
Students with at least a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution who desire to enroll in graduate course work for the purpose of obtaining a certificate are classified as certificate seeking students. Students should check the graduate degree listing for specific certificate programs offered at ESU. Students are required to pay a $40 application fee.

Application Process – The process is very simple.  An applicant must:

  1. Submit the correct application
  2. Pay the application fee
  3. Request official transcript be sent to the Graduate School
  4. Submit departmental admission requirements (GRE, MAT, references, essay, etc. if required).

Eligibility 

Once the application, fee and official transcript(s) are complete, the Graduate School will calculate GPA.  If the GPA does not meet Graduate School minimum, the student will be denied admission and will receive a letter from the Graduate School indicating that s/he was denied admission to Emporia State University.  If the GPA meets minimum Graduate School standards, the department will be notified that the student’s file is ready for review (all student information is scanned into OnBase.  The Advisor MUST submit an eligibility form through infopath indicating one of the 3 eligibility options:

  1. Admitted
  2. Admitted with Conditional/Probationary Requirements (these conditions can only relate to departmental requirements, not Graduate School requirements).
  3. Denied – If student is denied, you must list specific reasons for denial on the form).

 Once the eligibility is received, the student is notified of admission status. 

Please note:  only a student who has been admitted or admitted conditionally is eligible for financial aid.

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