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.
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 the GRA. You must complete the Petition, obtain the signature of the graduate advisor, and submit the Petition to the GRA. When approved, a copy will be mailed to you.
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 page 67 of the 2016-2017 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.