Chapter 3352-3 Admission and Degree Requirements

3352-3-01 Undergraduate admission.

(A) Introduction.

(1) An Ohio student who has graduated from a state public or chartered high school, completed the college preparatory curriculum, earned at least a 2.0 grade point average, and has an American colleges testing composite score of eighteen or a scholastic aptitude test composite score of eight hundred forty will be eligible to apply for unconditional admission to Wright state university. An out-of-state student, however, besides meeting regular admission requirements, must present evidence of above average ability to do college work. Students who do not meet the criteria stated in this paragraph will be reviewed on an individual basis. Based upon the review of a completed admission file, an applicant may be offered unconditional or conditional admission to the university. Some applicants who do not meet the requirements may have their admission deferred pending satisfactory completion of developmental or remedial courses.

(2) Admission to Wright state university does not automatically guarantee admission to a major program of study. Major programs of study have specific requirements that must be met.

(3) High school preparation.

(a) Wright state university has a college preparatory curriculum policy. The university requires an applicant to have a high school record that meets the recommendations of the advisory commission on articulation between secondary education and Ohio colleges. A student who does not meet the high school course requirements may be admitted to the university with conditions and will be required to remove deficiencies before he/she can graduate from Wright state university.

(b) College preparatory course requirements. A unit is one academic year of course work.

(i) Four units of English.

(ii) Three units of mathematics including algebra I and II.

(iii) Three units of social sciences including two units in history.

(iv) Three units of science.

(v) Two units of a foreign language in the same foreign or classical language through level II.

(vi) One unit in the arts.

(c) A student should seek assistance through his/her academic advisor for guidance in how academic deficiencies may be removed.

(B) Degree seeking students.

(1) First year student. A first year student who intends to earn a degree must submit the documents listed in paragraphs (B)(1)(a) to (B)(1)(d) of this rule to the office of undergraduate admissions in order to be considered for admission.

(a) A completed undergraduate application form along with a thirty dollar nonrefundable application fee.

(b) A high school transcript (partial one at time of application, final one at end of senior year) or official general educational development scores.

(c) A college preparatory curriculum completion form.

(d) The official American colleges testing score or scholastic aptitude test score.

(2) Transfer student.

(a) A student who is registered for twelve or more quarter hours at another college is considered to be a transfer student. To be considered for admission to Wright state university as a transfer student, a student must submit the documents listed in paragraphs (B)(2)(a)(i) to (B)(2)(a)(iv) of this rule to the office of undergraduate admissions.

(i) A completed undergraduate application form along with a thirty dollar nonrefundable application fee.

(ii) An official transcript from each college which the transfer student previously attended.

(iii) A transfer student who graduated in 1986 or before and is transferring with fewer than twelve quarter or nine semester hours of transfer credit must submit a final high school transcript. A transfer student who graduated from high school in 1987 or after and is transferring with less than forty-five quarter or thirty semester hours of transfer credit must submit a final high school transcript.

(iv) A transfer student who graduated from high school in 1996 or after and who is transferring with less than forty-five quarter or thirty semester hours of transfer credit must submit the college preparatory curriculum completion form.

(b) A transfer student with at least a C average is eligible for admission to Wright state university. Admission to most colleges in the university requires a higher grade point average. A student who has been out of college for more than five years with less than a 2.0 grade point average does not have to petition to transfer to Wright state university. However, a student who has attended college within the past five years with less than a 2.0 grade point average must petition for admission. Petition forms are available in the office of undergraduate admissions and must be submitted along with the application materials listed in paragraphs (B)(2)(a)(i) to (B)(2)(a)(iv) of this rule.

(c) A student who has been dismissed from another institution will not be considered for admission to Wright state university for one calendar year from date of dismissal.

(d) A transfer student who has been granted a fresh start or an academic bankruptcy at another institution must have earned a minimum of twelve hours at the same institution before Wright state university will recognize the student's recalculated grade point average for admission purposes.

(e) Transfer credit regulations.

(i) A transfer student's credits must have been earned at an institution that is regionally accredited or an institution of equivalent quality as determined by Wright state university.

(ii) A transfer student must have earned a grade of C or higher according to the definition of grades currently used at Wright state university. Grades of pass and credit are considered for transfer credit.

(iii) The credits must have been acceptable for satisfying the graduation requirements at the source institution.

(iv) Any credits earned through correspondence study or as a part of an off-campus study program are subject to the same regulations as other transfer credits.

(v) If the credits were earned more than ten years before a student's admission to Wright state university, the transfer student's advisor will determine if the credits are still applicable to the student's degree.

(vi) If the transfer student has completed three-fourths or more of the Wright state university quarterly credit hour requirement for a course or sequence, he/she may receive credit for that course or sequence.

(vii) The transfer student's Wright state university academic advisor will determine how the student's transfer credits are to be used toward the requirements for his/her major. If there are exceptions to the transfer credit rules, the dean of the major college involved will make the decision.

(viii) The office of undergraduate admissions will notify the transfer student of his/her admission to adult and transfer services, university college's academic advising center, or the appropriate college.

(ix) General education requirements for most transfer students will be determined by a course-by-course evaluation. Transfer students with an associate of arts degree usually have fulfilled the general education requirements, but each college will determine if there are any deficiencies.

(x) Wright state university will accept a minimum of ninety credit hours for an associate degree from a regionally accredited junior or community college. Also, credit is usually given for all academic college credit hours above ninety for which a grade of C or better has been earned. Grades of pass and credit are considered for transfer credit.

(xi) If the transfer student has already received a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and wishes to pursue a second baccalaureate degree, he/she automatically will receive one hundred thirty-eight quarter credit hours. He/she will be ranked as a senior. The transfer student's advisor will determine how many credits the student needs to complete in order to receive his/her second degree.

(xii) All religion courses taught by a religion department in any state college or state university in Ohio will be considered for transfer credit. These courses are subject to other applicable transfer credit regulations. Religion courses taught by all other colleges must be approved by the religion department at Wright state university before transfer credit will be granted.

(xiii) A transfer student who has a minimum grade point average of 3.4 or higher may be eligible to graduate with latin honors of summa cum laude, magna cum laude, or cum laude. For the purpose of determining honors, the student's grade point average at Wright state university will be recalculated to include all transfer grades. The recalculation of the grade point average may result in the loss of honors status at graduation.

(3) Transfer to an Ohio public college or university.

(a) The Ohio board of regents, following the directive of the Ohio general assembly, developed a statewide policy to facilitate a student's ability to transfer credits from one Ohio public college or university to another in order to avoid duplication of course requirements. Since independent colleges and universities in Ohio may or may not be participating in the transfer policy, a student interested in transferring to an independent institution should check with the college or university of his/her choice regarding transfer agreements.

(b) The Ohio board of regents' transfer and articulation policy established the transfer module, which is a subset or entire set of a college or university's general education program. The transfer module consists of fifty-four to sixty quarter hours or thirty-six to forty semester hours of courses in the areas of English, mathematics, arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural and physical sciences, and interdisciplinary study. The transfer module completed at one college or university will automatically meet the requirements of the transfer module at another college or university. A student may be required, however, to meet additional general education requirements at the institution to which he/she transfers.

(c) Since many degree programs require specific courses that may be taken as a part of the general education or transfer module program at an institution, a student should meet early in his/her academic career with an academic advisor at the institution to which he/she plans to transfer.

(d) Conditions for transfer admission. A student meeting the requirements of the transfer module is subject to the conditions listed in paragraphs (B)(3)(d)(i) to (B)(3)(d)(iii) of this rule.

(i) The transfer policy encourages receiving institutions to give preferential consideration for admission to a student who completes the transfer module and either the associate of arts or associate of science degrees. The student will be able to transfer all courses in which he/she received a passing grade of D or better. A student must have an overall grade point average of 2.0 to be given credit for the transfer module.

(ii) The transfer policy also encourages receiving institutions to give preferential consideration for admission to a student who has completed the transfer module with a grade of C or better in each course and ninety quarter hours or sixty semester hours. A student must have an overall grade point average of 2.0 to be given credit for the transfer module, and only courses in which a C or better has been earned will transfer.

(iii) The transfer policy encourages receiving institutions to admit on a nonpreferential consideration basis a student who completes the transfer module with a grade of C or better in each course and less than ninety quarter hours or sixty semester hours. The student will be able to transfer all courses in which he/she received a grade of C or better.

(e) Admission to a given institution, however, does not guarantee that a transfer student will be automatically admitted to all majors, minors, or fields of concentration at that institution. Once admitted, a transfer student shall be subject to the same regulations governing applicability of catalog requirements as all other students. Furthermore, a transfer student shall be accorded the same class standing and other privileges as all other students on the basis of the number of credits earned. All residency requirements must be successfully completed at the receiving institution prior to the granting of a degree.

(f) Appeals process.

(i) A student disagreeing with the application of transfer credit by the receiving institution shall be informed of the right to appeal the decision and of the process for filing the appeal. The institution shall make available to a transfer student the appeal process for the specific college or university.

(ii) If a transfer student's appeal is denied by the institution after all appeal levels within the institution have been exhausted, the institution shall advise the transfer student in writing of the availability and process of appeal to the state-level articulation and transfer appeals review committee.

(iii) The appeals review committee shall review and recommend to the institution the resolution of an individual case of appeal from a transfer student who has exhausted all local appeal mechanisms concerning applicability of transfer credits at a receiving institution.

(g) In order to facilitate a transfer with maximum applicability of transfer credit, it is the responsibility of the prospective transfer student to plan a course of study that will meet the requirements of a degree program at the receiving institution. A transfer student should identify early in his/her collegiate studies an institution and major to which he/she desires to transfer. A transfer student also should determine if there are language requirements or any special course requirements that can be met during the freshman or sophomore year. It is the additional responsibility of the transfer student to seek information regarding transfer from his/her advisor, the office of undergraduate admissions, and from the college or university to which he/she plans to transfer.

(h) The Wright state university transfer module.

(i) The Wright state university transfer module consists of fifty-four credit hours of introductory courses in English, mathematics, arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural and physical sciences. The general education requirements for a bachelor's degree require fifty-seven credit hours. The fifty-seven credit hours consist of the fifty-four transfer module credit hours and one course in comparative studies. Since certain majors at Wright state university require approved course or sequence substitutions to the courses in the transfer module, a transfer student should consult the specific degree requirements listed in the university's undergraduate catalog.

(ii) The Wright state university transfer module includes eight credits in English composition, three credits in mathematics, fifteen credits in the arts and humanities, sixteen credits in social and behavioral sciences, twelve credits in natural and physical sciences, and three credits in a comparative studies course.

(4) International students. Wright state university welcomes applications from qualified international applicants.

(a) An applicant may request application materials from the university center for international education. Applications for admission must be completed three months before the quarter in which the international student wishes to begin studies at Wright state university.

(b) An international applicant is expected to meet the criteria for admission as listed in paragraphs (B)(4)(b) to (B)(4)(f) of this rule.

(i) An undergraduate international applicant must have an educational background that is equivalent to a high school diploma from the state of Ohio.

(ii) An undergraduate international applicant who has graduated from a high school program in 1990 or later must submit the results of the scholastic aptitude test or the American colleges testing examination, if the applicant graduated within the year previous to his/her starting date.

(iii) Only an official transcript, and its English translation, will be accepted as evidence of academic preparation.

(iv) If an international applicant's credentials cannot be evaluated by the university center for international education, the applicant will be required to submit his/her credentials to an evaluation service and pay the cost of the evaluation.

(c) Proficiency in English. All international applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English.

(i) If an international student's native language is not English, the test of English as a foreign language is required; a minimum score of five hundred/one hundred seventy-three is required for admission. The college of engineering and computer science requires a score of five hundred thirty/one hundred ninety-seven.

(ii) A non-native English speaking student will also be tested in English upon arrival at Wright state university, and he/she is required to enroll in appropriate English courses if testing indicates a lack of proficiency in English.

(d) Financial assistance. Since there is no financial assistance available for the undergraduate international student, the university must be assured that all international applicants have adequate financial resources to attend Wright state university. Once an international student has been admitted, he/she may be required to deposit with the university a full year's tuition before a student visa form will be issued. Form I-20 will be issued by the international student advisor when the student has met the requirements listed in paragraphs (B)(4)(d)(i) and (B)(4)(d)(ii) of this rule and has been admitted to the university.

(i) If an international student is being sponsored, the financial statement form must be accompanied by an affidavit of support and a bank statement provided by the student's sponsor, indicating the amount of money available to him/her for the purpose of studying at Wright state university.

(ii) An international student who is financing his/her education from personal funds also must submit a bank statement together with the financial statement.

(e) An international student already in the United States who wishes to transfer from another university also must present evidence of above-average ability to do college work.

(f) All first year international students are required to take the reading, writing, and mathematics placement examinations before enrolling for their first quarter of classes. International students may obtain further placement testing information from university college.

(5) Returning students.

(a) A student who has not attended Wright state university for four or more consecutive quarters must apply for readmission through the office of undergraduate admissions. There is no additional application fee, and official transcripts are required only from the schools a student has attended since leaving Wright state university.

(b) A student who has been dismissed from Wright state university may apply for readmission by petition after he/she has remained out of school for four consecutive quarters.

(c) A student who has not attended Wright state university for five years (twenty consecutive quarters) may wish to take advantage of the fresh start rule through the office of undergraduate admissions. The fresh start rule may allow a student to have his/her earlier grade point average recalculated.

(C) Other admission and enrollment categories.

(1) Nondegree undergraduate student. A person who wishes to take courses at Wright state university but currently does not intend to work toward a degree can register as a nondegree student. The student may take as many courses as desired as long as he/she meets the requirements for each course. A nondegree student may receive academic advising from the adult and transfer services office of university college and may participate in any of the services of the college, including tutoring and developmental education courses.

(a) Eligibility requirements.

(i) A nondegree undergraduate student must be a graduate of an accredited high school or have passed a high school equivalency test.

(ii) In order to take junior or senior level courses offered by the college of business and administration, the nondegree undergraduate student must have junior standing in addition to the prerequisite stated in paragraph (D)(1) of this rule.

(b) Application procedures.

(i) A nondegree undergraduate student must complete an application/registration form and pay a ten dollar one time nonrefundable registration fee.

(ii) If a nondegree undergraduate student decides later to enter a degree program, he/she can file his/her credentials and pay an additional twenty dollar nonrefundable application fee.

(iii) Nondegree work normally can be applied toward a degree program.

(2) Teacher certification candidates.

(a) College graduates who wish to become licensed teachers must apply for admission at the office of undergraduate admissions, file all the necessary credentials, pay the application fee, and complete the college admissions process as required by the college of education and human services. A college graduate interested in certification/licensure should contact the college of education and human services for the most current details and information about program requirements.

(b) Undergraduate students and students who receive degrees from other colleges within the university other than the college of education and human services also may obtain teaching licenses upon completion of all the requirements of the college of education and human services.

(3) High school students. A high school student may, in some circumstances, take courses at Wright state university while still enrolled in high school. Information about this program and its requirements is available in the office of undergraduate admissions.

(a) A high school student must meet the requirements listed in paragraphs (C)(3)(a)(i) to (C)(3)(a)(iv) of this rule and complete the post-secondary enrollment options application.

(i) A high school senior must rank in the top fifteen per cent of his/her class or have a 3.25 overall grade point average and have passed all four parts of the Ohio ninth grade proficiency examination.

(ii) A high school junior must rank in the top ten per cent of his/her class or have a 3.5 grade point average and have passed all four parts of the Ohio ninth grade proficiency examination.

(iii) A high school student must be recommended by his/her principal or counselor.

(iv) A high school student must present written permission from a parent or guardian.

(b) A high school student is classified as either a nondegree or transient student.

(D) Placement testing. The university college conducts mandatory placement testing in mathematics, reading, and writing for undergraduate students who are new to the university. The placement test schedule is available in the office of undergraduate admissions and in university college. Also, a student who needs more information about placement testing should contact university college.

(1) Mathematics placement testing.

(a) All students (new, transfer, and continuing), without credit for a college math course, are required to take the math placement test. Appropriate course enrollment is then determined based on these scores.

(b) A transfer student who has earned college credit in mathematics at a grade of C or above need not take the exam. In addition, a student who is transferring from Clark state community college, Edison state community college, or Sinclair community college and who has completed all required developmental mathematics courses need not take the math placement exam.

(2) Reading and writing placement testing. A student should contact university college for information about reading and writing placement testing.

(a) All students preparing for their first English composition course in higher education also are required to take reading and writing placement examinations.

(b) A transfer student who has earned college credit in English composition at a grade of C or above need not take the writing placement exam. In addition, a transfer student from Clark state community college, Edison state community college, or Sinclair community college who has satisfactorily completed all required developmental reading and writing courses need not take the reading and writing exams.

(E) Orientation. Wright state university provides a series of orientation programs that are designed to help all classifications of students make a successful transition to university life. The office of undergraduate admissions will advise the student about the appropriate orientation program for his/her needs.

(F) Advising. Academic advisors help all classifications of students select courses, schedule classes, become oriented to the university, and develop academic success strategies. During advising, a student receives information about appropriate academic services and referrals to offices that provide specialized support.

(G) Financial aid. Wright state university's office of financial aid makes every effort to help students who would be unable to attend school without receiving some form of financial aid. No student interested in attending the university should fail to apply because of financial limitations. A student should contact the office of financial aid to discuss a financial aid package and to obtain specific details about the process of applying for financial aid and about the variety of scholarships, grants, and loans; student employment opportunities; and, veterans' benefits available.

Replaces: 3352 -3-01

Effective: 4/30/2002
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3352.03
Rule Amplifies: 3352.03
Prior Effective Dates: 3/6/78, 2/1/91, 9/15/98, 3/15/00

3352-3-02 Undergraduate degree requirements.

(A) To graduate with a bachelor's degree from Wright state university, all students must fulfill the requirements listed in paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(5) of this rule.

(1) Credit hours. Earn a minimum of one hundred twenty semester hours in approved courses.

(2) Grade point average. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for courses taken at Wright state university.

(3) General education. The university's general education requirements .

(4) Writing across the curriculum. The university's writing across the curriculum requirements must be met.

(5) Residence regulations.

(a) A minimum of semester hours must be earned at Wright state university. Credit by evaluation will not be considered as residency credit.

(b) At least ten of the last thirty hours of credit hours must be earned at Wright state university.

(c) A minimum of twenty hours of courses numbered three thousand or above must be earned at Wright state university.

(5) Fulfill all program requirements set by departments and colleges, some of which exceed university minimums; see individual program requirements for details. A student should contact an advisor in university college, or in the colleges and schools for information and guidance in formulating programs of study.

(B) The student is responsible for registering in appropriate classes, scheduling, and fulfilling all university and program requirements for graduation.

(C) A student who is continuously enrolled or eligible to enroll continuously (a student is eligible to enroll continuously if he/she is enrolled during any part of the calendar year) may elect to meet either the university requirements that were in effect when he/she entered the university or meet university requirements that became effective while he/she was continuously enrolled. A student not enrolled continuously must meet university requirements in effect when he/she is readmitted to the university. A student must meet the college requirements in effect when he/she is admitted to the college and a student must meet the program requirements in effect when he/she is admitted to a specific program or major. A student not enrolled continuously may be required to meet the college or program requirements in effect when he/she is readmitted to a program. In addition, a student who has not completed his/her program in seven years may have his/her college or program requirements revised.

(D) A second degree. If a student holds a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, including Wright state university, and wishes to earn a second baccalaureate degree at Wright state university, he/she must satisfy the requirements of the department and college that house the second degree.

Residency regulation. A student earning a second degree must earn at least thirty hours beyond the minimum hours required for the first degree. At least the last thirty hours of course work are to be taken at Wright state university, sixteen hours of which must be in courses numbered three thousandor above. Credit by evaluation will not be considered as residency credit.

(E) Students first enrolled at Wright state prior to fall of 2006.

(1) Undergraduate students with outstanding academic records are recognized at commencement. The university provides three distinctions for graduating with honors as listed in paragraphs (E)(1)(a) to (E)(1)(c) of this rule.

(a) Summa cum laude recognizes a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.8.

(b) Magna cum laude recognizes a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.6.

(c) Cum laude recognizes a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4.

(2) Academic honors are based on meeting the minimum honors grade point average requirement for work attempted at Wright state university, as well as for all transfer college work attempted, as of the end of the term in which a student graduates, that is, by the day on which term grades are due. In calculating cumulative grade point averages for the purpose of graduating with honors, only the first grade earned for a course will be counted. Recalculation of the grade point average may result in the loss of honors status at graduation. To be eligible for academic honors at graduation, a student must have earned at least thirty semester hours at Wright state university. A student may obtain additional information about academic honors from the registrar's office.

(F) Students first enrolled at Wright state beginning fall of 2006.

(1) Undergraduate students with outstanding academic records are recognized at commencement. The university provides three distinctions for graduating with honors as listed in paragraphs (F)(1)(a) to (F)(1)(c) of this rule.

(b) Summa cum laude recognizes a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.9.

(b) Magna cum laude recognizes a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.7.

(c) Cum laude recognizes a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5.

(2) Academic honors are based on meeting the minimum honors grade point average requirement for work attempted at Wright state university, as well as for all transfer college work attempted, as of the end of the term in which a student graduates, that is, by the day on which term grades are due. In calculating cumulative grade point averages for the purpose of graduating with honors, only the first grade earned for a course will be counted. Recalculation of the grade point average may result in the loss of honors status at graduation. To be eligible for academic honors at graduation, a student must have earned at least thirty semester hours at Wright state university. A student may obtain additional information about academic honors from the registrar's office.

(G) Applying for a degree.

(1) Before graduating, a student must submit an application for a degree. A student should consult the current class schedule for specific deadline dates. A student who does not complete the graduation requirements in time must file another application for a later graduation.

(2) A student who completes his/her degree requirements during the spring semester may participate in the Aprilcommencement. A student who completes his/her degree requirements during the summer or fall semester may participate in the December commencement.

Effective: 3/19/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3352.03
Rule Amplifies: 3352.03
Prior Effective Dates: 3/6/78, 2/1/91, 9/15/98, 3/15/00

3352-3-03 Graduate admission.

(A) Introduction.

(1) A student must be officially accepted for admission to the school of graduate studies before he/she may register for graduate credit.

(2) All correspondence pertaining to the admission of a student should be addressed to the school of graduate studies, Wright state university. The school of graduate studies will coordinate the processing of the application.

(3) Applications for admission and supporting credentials should be received at least four weeks before registration for the quarter in which the student wishes to begin graduate study.

(4) All documents received by the university in connection with the application for admission become the property of Wright state university. Under no circumstances will documents be returned to an applicant or forwarded to any agency or other college or university.

(5) Admission to the school of graduate studies does not necessarily indicate admission to an advanced degree. Such admission is subject to specific requirements as defined by individual programs.

(B) Admissions categories. The school of graduate studies identifies a student as being in one of the categories as listed in paragraphs (B)(1) to (B)(8) of this rule.

(1) Regular status. A student is admitted as fully qualified to pursue a program toward a graduate degree.

(2) Provisional status. Under certain conditions, a student may be admitted provisionally (for one quarter only), pending receipt of credentials. If admission requirements are not met during the quarter in which a student has been admitted provisionally, registration for future quarters will be denied, and the student will lose graduate credit for any graduate courses completed during the quarter.

(3) Conditional status. A student who does not meet the admission requirements for regular status, or who has conditions placed on his/her admission by an academic program, may be admitted to a degree program in conditional status. Graduate credit earned while in conditional status will apply toward degree requirements. If all admission requirements are satisfied and the student has completed the first twelve quarter hours of graduate work, after being admitted in conditional status, with a 3.0 (a grade equivalent of B) cumulative grade point average, regular status will be granted upon approval of the graduate program. A student in conditional status who does not meet the requirements of conditional status will be dismissed from the school of graduate studies.

(4) Nondegree status.

(a) A student who does not plan to work toward a degree may be admitted on a nondegree basis in order to take selected graduate courses. A student cannot receive a degree while in nondegree status. Admission into nondegree status does not imply or guarantee that a student will be granted admission into a degree program; the student must meet all the admission requirements for degree status. Should a student be accepted into degree status at a later date, a maximum of fifty per cent of the graduate hours required for completion of degree requirements may consist of applicable graduate courses completed in nondegree status.

(b) A student in nondegree status must maintain a 3.0 graduate grade point average. Furthermore, a student in nondegree status who does not have a 3.0 cumulative graduate grade point average during the quarter in which he/she completes twelve hours of graduate course work while in nondegree status will be dismissed from the school of graduate studies.

(5) Certification/licensure status. A student who wishes to complete teacher certification or licensure requirements at the graduate level, but who does not wish to pursue a graduate degree, may be admitted as a certification/licensure candidate. A student cannot receive a degree while in certification/licensure status. Subject to subsequent admission into a degree program and program approval, a maximum of fifty per cent of the graduate hours required for completion of degree requirements may consist of applicable graduate courses completed in certification/licensure status.

(6) Senior permission status. A student at Wright state university with senior ranking who has completed one hundred sixty-two credit hours toward the baccalaureate degree and who has earned a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 may apply for permission to elect specified graduate courses for graduate or undergraduate credit. Approval for senior permission status must be granted by the student's undergraduate advisor, by the chair of the department in which graduate or undergraduate credit is being sought, and by the school of graduate studies. Only twelve hours of graduate course work taken for graduate credit may be applied toward degree requirements with the graduate department's or program's approval after the student has been admitted into a graduate program.

(7) Special status. A student in special graduate status is not considered to be admitted to the school of graduate studies. A student who has a bachelor's degree may enroll in certain workshop courses for graduate credit without being admitted to the graduate school. Should a student be accepted into degree status at a later date, a maximum of twelve quarter hours of graduate workshop credit can be applied with program approval toward degree requirements.

(8) Transient status. A student actively pursuing a graduate program at another college or university who wishes to earn credits for transfer to that institution may be admitted for one quarter. A student in transient status will normally not be required to submit official transcripts. A student in transient status must complete the admission application and request the dean of his/her graduate school to complete the Wright state university transient form indicating that he/she is in good standing.

(C) Requirements for admission to the school of graduate studies. A student seeking admission must meet the general requirements as listed in paragraphs (C)(1) to (C)(10) of this rule.

(1) Submit a completed application form.

(2) Pay a nonrefundable application fee.

(3) Have an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

(4) Request all colleges/universities previously attended to send one official transcript directly to the school of graduate studies. Official transcripts are required for all previous undergraduate and graduate college work. If courses from one university or college appear on another university's or college's transcript, the applicant is still required to submit an official transcript from the university or college where the courses were taken. A student applying for nondegree status need only submit an official transcript reflecting the award of a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university. A nondegree applicant who has completed graduate work also should submit official transcripts reflecting that work.

(5) Meet the minimum requirements for the appropriate admission statuses as listed in paragraphs (C)(5)(a) to (C)(5)(d) of this rule.

(a) Regular status. Admission into regular status requires an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.7 (based on a 4.0 grading system) or an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.5, but with a 3.0 or better for the last ninety quarter hours (sixty semester hours) earned toward the undergraduate degree. Admission into regular status also requires approval by a degree program.

(b) Conditional status. A student is admitted into conditional status when his/her undergraduate grade point average is less than 2.7 but at least 2.5 (based on a 4.0 grading system) or a student has an undergraduate grade point average of less than 2.5 but above 2.3, if the grades in the last half of his/her undergraduate work constitute 2.7 or better. Admission into conditional status also requires approval by a degree program. A student having a master's degree from a regionally accredited institution may be admitted into a Wright state university graduate degree program regardless of his/her undergraduate grade point average, provided the appropriate academic department or program recommends him/her for admission.

(c) Nondegree status. To be admitted into nondegree status, a student must have a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

(d) Certification/licensure status. Certification/licensure status requires a student to have a bachelor's degree and a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5.

(6) A student who has taken graduate courses prior to seeking graduate admission to Wright state university must have an overall graduate grade point average of 3.0 or better and must be in good standing (not holding probationary, conditional, or equivalent status) at all previously attended colleges or universities.

(7) Submit the admission test scores, if applicable, as listed in paragraphs (C)(7)(a) to (C)(7)(c) of this rule.

(a) Graduate management admission test. Each applicant for admission to the master of business administration program and the master of accountancy program, regardless of previous academic record, must submit satisfactory scores on the graduate management admission test before admission will be considered. The graduate management admission test is available year round as a computer based test at noted graduate management admission test centers. Preregistration directly with the educational testing service is required. An applicant may obtain registration information from university college, the school of graduate studies, or the testing service.

(b) Miller analogies test. An applicant for admission to the college of education and human services must submit satisfactory scores on either the Miller analogies test or the graduate record examinations. An applicant may obtain information concerning the Miller analogies test from university college or the school of graduate studies.

(c) Graduate record examinations.

(i) An applicant to a doctor of philosophy degree program and to a graduate program in computer science, computer engineering, social and applied economics, biomedical sciences, human factors and industrial/organizational psychology, pharmacology and toxicology, and certain other programs under particular circumstances may be required to submit scores on the aptitude and advanced portions of the graduate record examinations. The graduate record examinations consist of the general test, which contains verbal, quantitative, and analytical portions, and the subject tests, which assess achievement in the student's major field. The school of graduate studies will advise an applicant when the graduate record examinations are required as an additional admission requirement.

(ii) The graduate record examinations general test, for which a fee is charged, is a computer based testing program available year round at designated graduate record examinations test centers. The graduate record examinations subject test, for which a fee is charged, is scheduled throughout the United States at designated graduate record examinations test centers in April, November, and December. Preregistration directly with the educational testing service is required for the general test and the subject test. An applicant may obtain information and registration forms from university college, the school of graduate studies, or directly from the testing service.

(iii) An applicant will be advised concerning graduate record examinations test requirements following a review of his/her admission files.

(iv) An applicant with visual or upper extremity impairments who wishes to take the graduate record examinations should follow the directions outlined in the graduate record examinations information and registration bulletin, available in university college, from the school of graduate studies, or directly from the testing service.

(8) To be a degree seeking student, a candidate must be admitted to a department and college/school for an identified program of study, as well as be admitted to the school of graduate studies.

(9) Graduate admission requirements for international students are outlined in paragraphs (E) and (F) of this rule.

(10) Admission by petition. An applicant who does not meet minimum requirements for admission, who has been dismissed from a program, or who has been denied admission to a program may submit a petition to the school of graduate studies for review. An applicant may obtain the petition form from the school of graduate studies. The petition must contain supporting documentation of why any requirement should be waived. Submission of test grades, such as the graduate record examinations and/or the Miller analogies test, may be required by an applicant's prospective graduate program in instances where an applicant has a grade point average below the minimum required for admission. An applicant should contact his/her graduate program officer for further details. The petition is submitted for review to the college/school petitions committee. The petition, with the committee's recommendation, is then reviewed by the dean of the school of graduate studies, who will make the decision whether or not to admit an applicant to the graduate program.

(D) Readmission. A student or applicant who falls into one of the categories listed in paragraphs (D)(1) to (D)(4) of this rule must reapply for admission to the school of graduate studies .

(1) An applicant who has previously been admitted to the university but did not enroll for the quarter admitted (an applicant must have his/her file updated).

(2) A graduate student at Wright state university who was accepted for one degree program and wishes to apply for another program or degree.

(3) A graduate student who has not completed at least one course in four consecutive quarters. The term course includes formal courses, independent study, thesis research, and continuing registration.

(4) A graduate student who has completed the degree requirements for which he/she was originally admitted and wants to take additional graduate courses as a nondegree student or start a new degree program.

(E) Admission of a student with a three-year bachelor's degree.

(1) Admission to the school of graduate studies normally is predicated on completion of a four-year baccalaureate degree. A student seeking admission into the Wright state university school of graduate studies who has earned a three-year bachelor's degree may be ineligible for admission.

(2) Eligibility requirements.

(a) A student's three-year program must be equivalent to and meet the standards of regionally accredited four-year degree programs in the United States. Determination of equivalency will be made by the university center for international education and/or by the school of graduate studies.

(b) A student with a three-year degree that is not equivalent to regionally accredited four-year degrees may be eligible for admission if the student has earned a master's degree prior to admission to Wright state university or the student has completed a minimum of forty-five hours of additional course work.

(c) The forty-five hours of additional course work should consist of either general education courses or program specific courses, as determined by a graduate program or as determined by the school of graduate studies.

(d) A student may be required to take a first-year English course as part of or in addition to the forty-five hours, if it is determined by a program or by the school of graduate studies that the student has difficulty with the English language and/or has not met the requirements of freshman English. A student may be referred to the department of English language and literatures for diagnostic testing for English deficiencies.

(F) International graduate student. An international graduate applicant is expected to meet the criteria as listed in paragraphs (F)(1) to (F)(7) of this rule for admission to the school of graduate studies .

(1) An international graduate applicant must submit a completed application to the school of graduate studies three months prior to the quarter in which the applicant wishes to begin studies at Wright state university; applications for the fall quarter must be completed and submitted by the end of May.

(2) An international graduate applicant must have earned a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent similar or equal to a degree from a regionally accredited United States college or university or from a recognized college, university, or other institution of higher learning. Only an official transcript, translated into English, will be accepted as evidence of academic preparation. If the credentials of an applicant cannot be evaluated by the office of international admissions, the applicant will be required to submit his/her credentials to an evaluation service and pay the cost of the evaluation.

(3) All international graduate applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English. If an applicant's native language is not English, a minimum score of five hundred fifty/two hundred thirteen on the test of English as a foreign language is required. Several university departments or programs have set higher requirements for English proficiency. In addition, an international student may be required by his/her academic advisor to take a university administered English writing placement test. A student failing the test may be required to take supplemental on-campus classes to strengthen his/her English skills. A student who has earned a degree from a regionally accredited United States college or university is exempted from the test of English as a foreign language requirement.

(4) In addition to meeting the standard English requirements described in paragraph (F)(3) of this rule, a prospective international graduate teaching assistantship applicant is required to take the test of spoken English before he/she can be assigned to classroom, laboratory, or tutor duties. An international graduate teaching assistantship applicant will be asked to take the university oral proficiency test if his/her scores for the test of spoken English are older than one year.

(a) If the prospective international graduate teaching assistantship applicant has a current test of spoken English score between fifty-five to sixty, or a score of two hundred fifty to three hundred on the oral proficiency test, he/she will be permitted to teach in the classroom, laboratory, or other instructional settings.

(b) If the prospective international graduate teaching assistantship applicant has a current test of spoken English score between forty-five to fifty, or a score of two hundred ten to two hundred forty-nine on the oral proficiency test, he/she will be permitted to teach in the classroom, laboratory, or other instructional settings on the condition that the student enrolls concurrently in an appropriate English course.

(c) An international graduate student who does not have a test of spoken English score prior to his/her arrival at Wright state university may take the oral proficiency test when the student applies for a graduate teaching assistantship.

(5) Since the only type of internal financial assistance available to international graduate students is in the form of graduate assistantships and academic scholarships, Wright state university must be assured that all international applicants have adequate financial resources to attend the university.

(a) A financial statement form must be accompanied by an affidavit of support and a bank statement provided by the sponsor of an applicant, indicating the amount of money available to the applicant for the purpose of studying at Wright state university.

(b) An international graduate applicant financing his/her own education from personal funds also must submit an official bank statement together with the financial statement. Wright state university reserves the right to require prepayment equivalent to one year's expenses.

(6) The international student advisor will issue form I-20 when an applicant has met the requirements listed in paragraph (F) of this rule and has been admitted to the university.

(7) During their studies, all international students admitted to graduate programs are required to purchase and maintain student health insurance for themselves and for their dependents.

Replaces: 3352-3-03

Effective: 11/30/2002
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3352.03
Rule Amplifies: 3352.03
Prior Effective Dates: 3/6/78, 2/1/91, 8/31/97, 4/30/99, 8/31/01

3352-3-04 Graduate degree requirements.

(A) Master's degree. To graduate with a master's degree from Wright state university, all students must fulfill the general requirements as listed in paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(10) of this rule.

(1) Be admitted to the school of graduate studies in order to receive graduate credit.

(2) Complete a program of study form to be filed in the school of graduate studies.

(3) Complete the requirements for the graduate degree within seven calendar years, unless the student's program has a shorter time limit.

(4) Maintain a cumulative grade point/hour ratio of at least a 3.0 in all courses taken for graduate credit. No more than nine credit hours of C grades are acceptable. Individual programs may utilize criteria in addition to course work grades to evaluate a graduate student's status in the program.

(5) Meet residency requirements.

(a) Register on campus as a graduate student.

(b) Devote wholly or partly to graduate work a minimum of three quarters at Wright state university.

(c) Complete a minimum of thirty-three quarter hours of graduate credit at Wright state university.

(6) Complete a minimum of forty-five quarter hours of program required graduate credit. A department may require completion of more than forty-five credit hours.

(7) Be registered during the quarter in which a thesis is defended.

(8) Successfully complete the final comprehensive examination, if required in the program.

(9) Present one copy of an approved thesis to the school of graduate studies, if required in the program, no later than thirty days after the date the degree was granted.

(10) Submit a formal application for graduation to the school of graduate studies within the application deadline.

(11) Individual departments and colleges have requirements that must be met in addition to the general requirements set forth in paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(10) of this rule. Because graduate degree programs may set additional policies and degree requirements, a prospective graduate student should be familiar with both graduate school and degree program policies and requirements, since compliance with both is required for satisfactory academic performance and subsequent graduation.

(12) Second master's degree. A student may earn a second master's degree by taking a minimum of thirty-three credit hours. Credits for the second master's degree must be taken after the award of the first master's degree. These hours must be taken at Wright state university. Departments or programs may specify additional requirements depending on the length of the program, prerequisites for the individual student, and/or the nature of the first degree. Admission policies and procedures are the same as those for any student applying to the program, except that an admission application fee is not required if the first degree was earned at Wright state university.

(13) Dual master's degree program. A dual master's degree program at Wright state university permits common course work to apply toward two graduate programs. A prospective graduate student who wishes to pursue a dual master's degree program should contact the school of graduate studies to determine what dual programs are available.

(14) Working on two master's degrees. A graduate student desiring to work on two master's degrees at Wright state university at the same time may do so provided the student fulfills the general requirements as listed in paragraphs (A)(14)(a) to (A)(14)(e) of this rule.

(a) The student formally applies and is admitted into the second master's degree program before registering for any courses for that program.

(b) Within two quarters from the start of the programs, approved programs of study are on file in the school of graduate studies for both graduate programs.

(c) The first program must have a minimum of forty-five graduate hours. The second program must have a minimum of thirty-three graduate hours (individual programs may require more hours than the minimum requirement).

(d) Courses required for one program cannot be applied toward the second program's requirements.

(e) Only twelve hours of transfer credit can be applied, with program and school of graduate studies approval, toward the requirements of the first master's degree. No transfer credit can be applied toward the thirty-three graduate hours required for the second master's degree.

(15) Fresh start. A graduate student may request a fresh start when changing or returning to graduate programs within the school of graduate studies. A fresh start permits a graduate student to begin a graduate program and have the graduate academic record recalculated to reflect no hours attempted and no graduate grade point average for the new program. For fresh start purposes, a new program is a program into which a student transfers while in active status or a program to which a student returns from inactive status. A student granted a fresh start will be admitted into the new program as a conditional degree-seeking student. A graduate student who wishes to utilize the fresh start rule at Wright state university should meet with a program advisor in order to determine eligibility and program requirements. Only one fresh start will be granted to a graduate student at Wright state university.

(16) Change of program. A graduate student who wishes to change from one degree program to another must submit a completed admissions application to the school of graduate studies. The change of program must have the approval of the departments concerned, as well as the approval of the school of graduate studies.

(17) Petition. A student who wishes to deviate from the normal graduate school regulations and procedures may submit a petition to the school of graduate studies. The petition must have the recommendation of the student's advisor, the instructor if applicable, and the appropriate department or college. An action taken on a petition will not be considered as a precedent for any future action.

(B) Post-master's degree. Wright state university offers a post-master's program in educational leadership which leads to the educational specialist degree.

(1) All prospective post-master's degree students must meet the general admission requirements as listed in paragraphs (B)(1)(a) to (B)(1)(e) of this rule.

(a) Be admitted to the school of graduate studies.

(b) Have an earned master's degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.

(c) Submit three letters of recommendation.

(d) Have an earned cumulative grade point average of 3.5 in master's degree study.

(e) Have satisfactory scores on either the graduate record examinations or the Miller analogies test.

(2) A successful candidate for the post-master's degree must complete an applied research thesis during the two years of the program and present an oral defense of the findings to the thesis committee.

(C) Doctor of philosophy degree. To earn a doctor of philosophy degree at Wright state university, a graduate student must complete the general requirements as listed in paragraphs (C)(1) to (C)(10) of this rule.

(1) Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all graduate courses in which a letter grade is assigned. Individual programs may utilize criteria in addition to course work grades to evaluate a doctoral student's status in the program.

(2) Complete the minimum program course work requirements.

(3) Be admitted to doctoral candidacy by passing the qualifying examination. The program may establish additional criteria to determine a student's eligibility for candidacy.

(4) Accumulate a minimum of one hundred thirty-five quarter hours of acceptable graduate credit. Individual programs may have higher credit hour requirements.

(5) Meet residency requirements.

(a) Register for at least eight credit hours of Wright state university graduate courses.

(b) Complete a minimum residence of three consecutive full-time academic quarters at Wright state university, devoted wholly to graduate work.

(c) Complete a minimum of ninety credit hours toward the program at Wright state university.

(6) Conduct an acceptable original research problem and submit an approved dissertation.

(7) Successfully defend the dissertation.

(8) Be registered in the quarter of the final dissertation defense.

(9) Present one copy of the approved dissertation to the school of graduate studies no later than thirty days after the date the degree was granted and complete arrangements for submitting one copy of the dissertation to university microfilms international.

(10) Fulfill all the requirements within ten years from the date of matriculation into the doctoral program. Courses older than ten years on a student's program of study cannot be used toward degree requirements.

(D) Doctor of psychology degree. The Wright state university school of professional psychology offers the doctor of psychology degree. A prospective student should contact the school of professional psychology for admission requirements, program descriptions, and scholastic policies and procedures.

(E) Doctor of medicine degree. The Wright state university school of medicine offers the doctor of medicine degree. A prospective student should contact the school of medicine for admission requirements, program descriptions, and scholastic policies and procedures.

Replaces: 3352-3-04

Effective: 11/30/2002
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 3352.03
Rule Amplifies: 3352.03
Prior Effective Dates: 3/16/78, 8/31/97, 4/30/99, 8/31/01, 11/30/02