Students are admitted with a document provision when required official documents (e.g., final transcripts, degree certificates, certified English translations, test scores, etc.) were not received before an offer of admission. All required official documents must be received by the start of the first term of enrollment. If documents are not received by this time, a hold will be placed prohibiting future registration. Students admitted with provisions will be changed to regular status when all required official documents have been received.
Please review the graduate policy for Transcripts and Proof of Degree for more information on required credential documents.
Students may be admitted with an academic provision when the program stipulates additional academic requirements (e.g., student must receive a B or better in the first 15 credit hours). Academic provisional admission is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and the requirements may be specific to each individual student. These requirements and the timeline for meeting them will be outlined in the provisional admission letter. Students admitted with provisions will be changed to regular status when the conditions of the provision have been met. Students who fail to meet the academic provision as outlined in their admission letter may be terminated from their academic program.
*Applicants who request a Form I-20 for F-1 student status who are admitted with an academic provision will be issued a Form I-20 for non-degree status. If the student later meets the academic provision, a Form I-20 for a change of level to degree status will be issued. SEVP guidance prohibits the issuance of a degree-based Form I-20 for an applicant admitted with academic provisions. For more information, see SEVP Policy Guidance S13.1 (https://www.ice.gov/sites/default/files/documents/Document/2016/sevp-PGS131.pdf).
*Applicants who request a Form DS-2019 for J-1 Exchange Visitor status who are admitted with an academic provision will be issued a Form DS-2019 in the student non-degree category. If the student later meets the academic provision, a Form DS-2019 in a degree category will be issued, but the student will have to leave the US and reenter for the change of category. The U.S. Department of State does not allow a change from student non-degree to student degree in the U.S.