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Academic Policy Details


Graduate Admission

Graduate Program Admissions

Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. They will be notified of their decision once all required documentation is submitted.


Students must meet the following minimum requirements:

  •         Completed application
  •         Official transcripts from all institutions attended.
  •         Official transcript notating bachelor’s degree (2.5 GPA or higher) submitted from the college/university with degree conferral date.
  •         Individual program requirements.  Please refer to the official academic catalog section for the appropriate program.


Please note:  Students may be conditionally accepted and registered for courses based upon unofficial transcripts.  If final, official transcripts are not received after the first term of enrollment, students will be unable to register for future terms.


Provisional Acceptance

Students may be eligible for a provisional acceptance if they do not meet the minimum GPA requirement as delineated within each program.  Provisional acceptance consideration will be reviewed by the Associate Dean of Academic Services. 


Students admitted on a provisional basis are required to complete their first 9 credit hours with a grade of B or better.  



Former students who wish to return to the university must apply for readmission through the Admissions Office.  Students who left WWU in good standing academically and in good standing with Financial Services will be readmitted in good standing. 


Students who left WWU under academic or financial probation or suspension will be considered for re-admission to the University by the Associate Dean for Academic Services on an individual basis and will be required to write a letter requesting readmission that includes a plan for how the student will work toward academic success. 


Former students attending other institutions during their absence from WWU must submit an official transcript from each college attended. All transcripts must be received before a student is eligible to attend class.


International Student Admissions

The University actively encourages the involvement of international students in its graduate and undergraduate programs. The University is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. International students must meet the same requirements and follow the same admissions procedures employed for U.S. nationals except that they must, unless English is their first language, demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the English language to benefit from their program of study. This policy is more fully articulated at the link:


International students applying to study in graduate programs at William Woods University may be admitted as independent international students or under the specific auspices of a formal agreement.



International students must submit a certified letter of support from their bank, sponsor, family, or other source showing that they have adequate financial resources to provide for their educational and living expenses.



The University will accept transcript evaluations from most accredited agencies.  However, NAIA athletes must use InCred for their evaluations.  Please contact the Office of the Registrar for additional information. 


Non-Degree Seeking Admissions

Students who wish to take a course for the purpose of personal enrichment, for transfer to another college, or to secure credit pending change to enrollment status may be admitted on a part-time basis. Applicants must present a transcript with conferred bachelors' degree or equivalent as a minimum admission credential and must give evidence of ability to follow college-level coursework. Applications may be completed online. 

Academic Catalog

This is the UNOFFICIAL Academic Catalog. This site is dynamic, subject to change and therefore may not always represent the offerings and curriculum of the latest or current academic year.

To view the official catalog for a specific academic year, please see the Official Catalogs link.

For questions regarding the curriculum for a specific academic year please contact your Academic Advisor.