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Graduate Students are admitted to the University in either of the following two Classifications:
1. Classified Status: An applicant that meets all of the admission requirements for the University and the Department may be admitted in Classified Graduate status. The University requires student to be in Classified Graduate status before graduation. Classified students are eligible for university, college, and department awards and scholarships and have priority in assignment of Teaching Associate and Graduate Assistant positions in the department.
2. Conditionally Classified Status: An applicant that does not meet all of the admission requirements may be admitted in Conditionally Classified Graduate status. The conditions for Classified status will be described in the admission letter from the Graduate Coordinator. These conditions must be met prior to completing 12 units of coursework. No more than 12 units of coursework taken prior to becoming Classified will be applied to the graduate program. It is the responsibility of the student to notify the graduate coordinator when these conditions have been met and to complete the necessary “Request for Classification” form available in the Department of Biology office.
Students admitted into the Biology Graduate Program must attain Classified Status before completing 12 units of coursework towards their program.
Requirements for admission to Classified Status are: