Admission Status

Regular (Unconditional) Admission Status

Applicants have met all admission requirements for the specific degree program and enroll in accordance with the entry date contained in the application for admission.

Deferred Admission

Following notice of regular admission, applicants may defer enrollment for a maximum of one year.

On the Bloomington campus, a candidate must submit the enrollment deposit in order to officially have deferral status.

In Indianapolis transcripts of course work completed during the deferral period must be submitted, and the admissions committee may request additional letters of recommendation. Should the additional material prove unsatisfactory, the admission may be canceled. Applicants who fail to enroll within one year may need to reapply for admission.

Provisional Admission

On some campuses applicants may be admitted on a provisional basis if GRE or LSAT scores or prior grade point averages are below admission criteria. Provisional status is removed upon fulfillment of conditions stipulated by the respective degree program admissions committee.

Admission with Deficiencies

Applicants may be admitted with deficiencies on a case-by-case basis if they lack course work in certain foundation areas such as mathematics, economics, or statistics. Campus and degree policies may vary.

Nondegree Enrollment

Applicants who have a bachelor’s degree and who have not been admitted to the graduate program may enroll in SPEA courses as nondegree graduate students. Procedures may vary across campuses.

If nondegree students later wish to obtain SPEA graduate degrees, they must apply for admission to the specific degree program. Satisfactory performance as a non-degree student does not guarantee acceptance into a professional program.

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