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Post-Baccalaureate Students (PBU)

Admission of Post-Baccalaureate Unclassified (PBU) Students into Graduate Courses

gradstudent-pbu.jpgNon-degree seeking persons who wish to pursue graduate studies for personal enrichment or renewal of a teaching license and who hold a baccalaureate degree from a recognized accredited college or university are allowed to take certain courses offered in the graduate program.

These students are categorized as Post-baccalaureate Unclassified (PBU). The courses Project, Practicum, Portfolio, and Independent Study are reserved for graduate students formally admitted to the graduate program.

Graduate credits earned as a PBU student are not normally applicable to a graduate degree. However, should a PBU student wish to apply for admission to the graduate program and if that student would have clearly qualified for admission at the time the credit was earned, then that PBU student may apply up to nine semester hours toward a master's degree provided that approval is secured from the Graduate Council.

PBU students go through general admissions and not through the graduate admissions. Graduate tuition applies only to those students who are admitted into the graduate program.