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FCS Graduate Student Probationary Policy

Probationary Policy in regard to GRE requirements

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Prospective graduate students who do not meet the GPA admission standard of a 2.75 overall undergraduate GPA or a 3.0 overall GPA in the last half of their undergraduate work will be required to take the GRE and score at or above the 40th percentile on the verbal and at or above the 34th percentile on the quantitative areas. These scores must be on file prior to registering for any classes. In addition, the applicant would be required to complete an application and submit a letter of intent, a resume, and two letters of recommendation to the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) department graduate committee for each semester; applicants will need to contact the department chair for information concerning these deadlines. Upon approval by the FCS department graduate committee, probationary students would be required to complete nine hours of graduate course work within the Ball State University FCS department (based on recommendations by the FCS department graduate committee and approved by the department chair and the graduate dean) and earn a 3.0 average before being given consideration for full admission status. The FCS department graduate committee will review the student's grades and recommendations from faculty prior to making the decision regarding acceptance for full admission status.

This policy will be reviewed every two years.

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Applied Technology Building, Room 206
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

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