Admission to Carroll University is offered to those for whom academic and personal success seems likely. Each candidate is evaluated individually. Evidence of good character and demonstrated ability to do graduate-level work is essential.
Procedures of Graduate Admissions
Applicants submit a Carroll University Graduate Studies Application or CAS application as dictated by the academic program. Applications and credentials for graduate admission must be submitted to the Carroll University Office of Admission.
Specific acceptance policies may be established by individual graduate programs. See specific graduate program.
Requirements for graduate admission may include:
- An undergraduate degree in the professional field or a field related to the applicant’s profession. Applicants could be required to take prerequisite courses before being accepted into a graduate program.
- Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended.
- A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5. Individual programs may have other gpa standards - see specific graduate program. Some programs may allow an applicant to take up to 9 credits as a non-degree seeking student prior to being formally admitted to the graduate program.
- Standardized test(s) such as GRE exam.
- Additional written materials such as resume, and personal statement.
- Supplemental application fee.
- Technical standards and/or a background check.
- Medical insurance coverage may be required.
Acceptance decisions are made as applications become complete or through the programs unique admission process. In some instances, an acceptance decision is made by the Graduate Admission Committee, which may grant admission to the University provided certain conditions are met.
University applicants with disabilities bear no obligation to disclose their disabilities during the application process. However, an applicant may choose to disclose his/her disability to the Office of Admission if the student believes that he/she does not meet the University’s regular admission requirements. The disability may be taken into consideration in relationship to the student’s overall achievement, the effect of the disability on his/her academic achievement, and the likelihood of the student’s success in the university’s programs, courses and activities.
See specific graduate program as appropriate.
Credit for transfer work varies per program. See specific program for transfer policy guidelines. Up to nine graduate or non-degree graduate level credits may transfer. Transfer equivalencies will be determined by the program director. Only courses with a grade of B or better will be considered for transfer credit.
After the lapse of one full academic year, students returning to Carroll must reapply for graduate admission. A student has a total of seven years to complete any graduate program. Upon re-acceptance, the student will receive a letter indicating his or her remaining time to complete the program.
Note: Graduate programs admit qualified students regardless of race, color, creed, sex, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or disability that does not interfere with the performance of professional practice.