Admission and Retention
Admission to the Program
Make an initial appointment with Dr.Wood (985) 549-2131 firstname.lastname@example.org. He will advise you of a selection of courses appropriate to your concentration.
Enroll in graduate school via graduate admissions office. This can be done on-line at http://www.selu.edu/future_students/grad_student/index.html.
Select major professor/advisor and two additional committee members. If needed, Dr. Wood will assist you in selecting your major advisor.
For acceptance into the degree program, students must successfully complete the GRE and show completion of an undergraduate anatomy and physiology course (The student may take this during the first semester of courses). A student may not take more than 12 hours of classwork without the required GRE score.
If the student is beginning the graduate degree and is taking 9 hours of coursework, the student may not schedule any more hours until the major advisor has approved the course work (degree plan). A registration block will not be lifted until the student has formed a graduate committee and met all prerequisites of the program.
The student and major advisor will select courses for the graduate degree plan. The student's committee must approve the degree plan. The degree plan will not be sent to The Office of Research and Graduate Studies until the student has an acceptable GRE rating and has completed the anatomy/physiology course prerequisite.
Students admitted with no GRE score are admitted as temporary.
Students taking the GRE and obtaining less than 700 may qualify for the formula system for admission. The last 60 hours undergraduate GPA times 200 plus GRE score should equal or be greater than 1250. Students will be admitted as conditional if this score is obtained.
Students who take the GRE and make a score less than 800 but more than 700 will be admitted with conditional status.
Students who do not make the 700 GRE score and who do not obtain the 1250 points based on the formula system may not take more than 12 hours graduate courses. The GRE must be retaken and a score high enough to meet the formula system or a score of 700 on the GRE must be obtained.
Students will be admitted with regular status who: (a) have taken the GRE and who have a score of 800 (verbal plus quantitative) or more and (b) who have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above or a 2.75 or above during their last 60 hours of course-work.
Students need to select an advisor and complete a degree plan. The degree plan will
not be sent to The Office of Research and Graduate Studies until the student has met
the two prerequisites above and obtains an acceptable GRE rating.
Students who retake GRE and obtain a 700 or more but less than 800 score are moved from temporary to conditional status. This requires a change in admission status form. Be sure your advisor files one for you.
In order to remain in Conditional Admission status, a student must maintain a minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0, with no grade below “C” and not more than one “C” grade. After the student completes 12 semester hours of graduate courses meeting these criteria, the Graduate Coordinator will recommend that the student’s status be upgraded from Conditional to Regular. The request will need to be verified and approved by the Office of the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies.
Students retaking the GRE and who obtain an 800 or more may move to regular status. This requires a change in admission status form. Be sure your advisor files one for you.
Admission to Candidacy for the Master's Degree. Be sure the major advisor files this form.
Have to have regular degree status.
Have to have achieved 12 hours of graduate work with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (which gives regular status).
Have to have a degree plan signed by the major advisor, committee, and graduate coordinator.
An admission to candidacy form is then completed.
Thesis students: Be sure to get a timeline for progression from the chair of your committee.