Questions Regarding Admissions
- Could I receive a graduate catalog in the mail?
- What master's degree programs are offered at Eastern?
- How do I apply to The Graduate School?
- What is the minimum GPA I can have and still be admitted to The Graduate School?
- If I am classified as a provisional graduate student, do I still qualify for federal loans?
- I was provisional, but have completed 12 hours and earned a 3.00 grade point average. What must I do to become fully admitted?
- Is it possible to have the application fee waived?
- Does my program require test scores?
Questions Regarding Assistantships
- How do I apply for a graduate assistantship?
- Will an assistantship cover the cost of my fees?
- If my program does not have any openings, what other departments hire graduate assistants?
- Can I get a graduate assistantship if I am in a certificate program or working on a second bachelor's degree?
- I worked as a graduate assistant this past year and would like to use my summer tuition waiver. How do I do that?
- Why isn't my Summer Tuition Waiver reflected on my summer billing?
- I am a Graduate Assistant and would like to take more than the maximum hours allowed by my tuition waiver scholarship, what do I need to do?
Questions Regarding Graduation
- How do I apply and reapply for graduation and where can I find the application deadlines?
- How do I get transfer courses approved?
- What is the latest to submit requirements in order to graduate?
- Can I participate in the commencement ceremony even though I am not completing requirements this semester?
|Could I receive a graduate catalog in the mail?|
|We no longer print a graduate catalog. Click here to access the online catalog.|
|What master's degree programs are offered at Eastern?|
|A list of all graduate programs, including links to Web pages for each individual program, can be found here.|
|How do I apply to The Graduate School?|
|You can apply online or download a paper application. After processing your application, The Graduate School forwards your information to your program of interest, and the program makes an admission decision. Your program may require additional forms and submissions; please contact the program coordinator for those requirements.|
|What is the minimum GPA I can have and still be admitted to Graduate School?|
|The Graduate School requires a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75. If necessary, your GPA can be determined from your last 60 hours of undergraduate work. If your GPA is still below 2.75, you may be admitted as a “provisional” student with an opportunity to earn a 3.00 GPA on 12 hours of graduate course work. If you manage to do so, your provisional status is removed. Please note that programs reserve the right to require a higher GPA for admission; contact the program coordinator for information.|
|If I am classified as a provisional graduate student, do I still qualify for federal loans?|
|The term "provisional" means your GPA is below the required 2.75. If you are a provisional student, you are not eligible for federal loans. You can, however, apply for private loans. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional information.|
|I was provisional, but have taken 12 hours and earned a 3.00 GPA. What do I do to become fully admitted?|
|After each semester, provisional students are checked. If they meet the requirements, their statuses are changed. Remember, the courses in which the provisional student enrolls must be graduate courses. All departmental requirements must also be met.|
|Can I get an application fee waived?|
|The application fee is only waived for university employees or McNair Scholars. No fee waivers are awarded under any other circumstances.|
|Does my program require test scores?|
The following programs require submission of these test scores:
|How do I apply and reapply for graduation, and where do I find the application deadline dates?|
|You can apply and reapply for graduation using the PAWS system. The deadline dates differ each semester, so be sure to check the dates on PAWS or the academic calendar.|
|How do I get transfer courses approved?|
|First, check with your department to see if it will approve the transfer course(s). Then, make sure the transfer courses meet the transfer course requirements listed in the graduate catalog. If you still have questions, contact the certification officer in The Graduate School office. If transfer course(s) meet requirements, The Graduate School will need an official transcript showing the transfer course(s).|
|What is the latest that I can submit requirements in order to graduate?|
|We like to have all requirements by the close of the semester; however, there is usually a two- to three-week period after the semester closes in which a student can still be certified to graduate. This time frame is different each semester, so you will need to contact the certification officer in The Graduate School if you don't complete the requirements by the last day of the semester.|
|Can I participate in the commencement ceremony even though I am not completing requirements this semester?|
Requests for participation in a commencement ceremony by exceptionality may be granted according to the following guidelines: