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Admission to Graduate Studies

After your initial interview with the graduate program coordinator, you must apply for admission to Graduate Studies. Application forms can be obtained at 335 Dempsey Hall, (920) 424-1223 or online.

A maximum of nine graduate credits can be accepted in transfer from other universities.

Acceptance into the graduate program usually takes six to eight weeks. You can register for as many as 12 credits of coursework (as a special student) while waiting to be accepted into the graduate program.

Please retain the planning sheet created for you by the graduate program coordinator. This will be your guide for requirements and course work to fulfill both licensure and/or master's requirements.

Full admission to program

Full acceptance to the Special Education Graduate Program requires:

  • An overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or 2.75 for your last 60 credits
  • Three satisfactory letters of recommendation
  • Passing score on the PPST
  • Passing score on the Praxis II required for your program


Conditional admission

Students applying who meet the GPA and letters of recommendation requirement but have not submitted passing scores for the PPST and Praxis II will receive conditional admission to the graduate program.

Conditionally admitted students will have three semesters from the initial interview date with the graduate program coordinator to submit passing scores for both tests to the special education department or the student will no longer be allowed to register for classes.

Probationary admission to program

Students applying with a lower GPA (2.5 are lower) will be considered for probationary admission.

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