Graduate Student FAQs
Students admitted with classified standing have met all university and department requirements for admission. Classified students are fully eligible to proceed with courses for their graduate program of study, and should not be required to take any prerequisites or meet any additional requirements beyond those listed in the Graduate Bulletin for all students.
Adequate completion of a student's conditions is determined by the department. If you believe that you have satisfied your conditions, or would like to request more time to meet them, submit the Change of Status form online. Once this form has been approved by the Graduate Advisor, it will be submitted to Graduate Affairs for final evaluation.
If you wish to alter an approved POS, a Petition for Adjustment of Academic Requirements must be supported by the graduate advisor and approved by Graduate Affairs. You must complete the petition, obtain approval of the graduate advisor, and it will be submitted to Graduate Affairs. You will receive an email confirmation once the petition has been reviewed.
In most graduate programs the maximum transfer credit allowed is 9 units. This includes coursework taken through the SDSU College of Extended Studies. (Refer to the University Policies section of the Graduate Bulletin for specific exceptions.) All transfer credit must have been taken at an appropriately accredited university, and approved by the graduate advisor and the Graduate Dean.