Graduate Studies

Probationary Graduate Students

Those students who do not meet the graduate school and departmental grade point requirements for regular admission to a degree program may be recommended for probationary admission by the department. Upon completion of at least six semester hours of graduate-level work at Western Illinois University with at least a B average, probationary graduate students may petition the departmental graduate committee and the Graduate Council for a change in their admission status. Some programs may require nine or more hours of graduate work and require that specific courses be completed before a petition may be submitted. If the degree program requires the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), action on the petition will not be taken until the student's GRE/GMAT scores are available. If the petition is approved by the department and the Graduate Council, the hours earned while a probationary graduate student may be used to satisfy the requirements for the degree.


Petition form