Admission Categories

Degree Candidate (Matriculated)

Consideration for admission to a graduate degree program as a degree candidate is granted to applicants who have a good undergraduate scholastic record (minimum 3.00 grade point average [GPA] on the 4.00 system); who have received a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or technical school; and who have met all other application requirements of the degree program. These additional requirements are specified on the Graduate Admission website.

Students who have completed the undergraduate requirements of Ithaca College's six-year B.S./D.P.T. program in physical therapy or the five-year B.S./M.S. program in occupational therapy are admitted directly to the graduate program. External applicants (non-Ithaca College students) are not considered for admission to the graduate portion of the B.S./D.P.T. program. 

Provisional (Non-Matriculated)

Provisional enrollment status for graduate students is no longer in use at Ithaca College as of the fall semester of 2014. 

Extramural Students

Students who have earned a bachelor's degree and are not seeking advanced degrees or who are not admitted to degree programs may apply for enrollment in graduate courses as extramural students. Information on course availability and the registration process is available from the Office of Extended Studies.  

The maximum number of credits earned as an extramural student that may be applied toward graduate degree requirements is determined by each graduate program. A maximum of six credits may be taken in the M.B.A. program on an extramural basis. A maximum of nine credits may be taken in the Speech-Language Pathology and Speech-Language Pathology with Teacher Certification programs on an extramural basis. All other programs permit a maximum of 12 credits taken on an extramural basis. Extramural students are eligible to apply for matriculated status upon completion of a maximum allowable credits with a GPA of 3.00 (B) in these credits, provided that no more than one grade below B has been earned. These credits may be used to fulfill program requirements only if they are approved by the graduate committee of the major field. Credits earned more than three years before admission to a degree program cannot be applied to meet degree requirements.

Seniors Taking Graduate Courses

Ithaca College seniors may take certain graduate courses for undergraduate credit. They must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better and have completed at least 90 credits. They also must obtain the approval of the instructor, their undergraduate adviser, the chair of the graduate program, and the dean of the school. Under exceptional circumstances, Ithaca College seniors may take certain graduate courses for graduate credit, provided they obtain the approvals previously specified. Courses taken for graduate credit do not count toward an undergraduate degree.