Applicants who meet all the admissions requirements are admitted as "Classified" Graduate students. Applicants who are deficient in one or more admission requirements may be admitted as "Conditionally Classified" graduate students to work toward graduate degrees if certain specified conditions are met within a reasonable period of time. After such conditions are satisfied, the Advancement to Candidacy process is used to change status to an unconditional "Classified" graduate student. The specific conditions to be met by a conditionally classified student are specified in the letter of acceptance. Specific conditions typically include successful completion of two or three courses within the program with a letter grade of B or better in each course, but other conditions may apply in individual cases.
If you reside outside of California and are considering taking online courses, please read State Authorization for Distance Education.