Classification of Students

Degree Seeking Students

Applicants who meet all of the undergraduate prerequisites and other requirements for graduate work in a specific field or field of study are admitted without condition to the Graduate School by action of the Graduate School Dean upon the recommendation of the program director. Such applicants are classified as degree seeking students upon enrollment.

Non-degree Students

Non-degree (special) students are understood to have at the time of registration no intention of applying for a graduate degree at Creighton University. Should the student later decide to pursue a degree, nine credit hours is the maximum advanced-standing credit allowed in this event. Non-degree seeking students are still expected to perform at a level expected of graduate students. Students who do not perform at a satisfactory level may not be permitted to take additional courses, or may not be accepted as degree seeking students.