General Admission Policies and Procedures
- ILS routinely admits students without proof of an undergraduate degree, but the degree must be completed or ‘all-but-done’ (ABD) by the time of Fall registration. ABD students must provide a signed letter from their institution indicating that all degree requirements will be completed by the deadline; failure to provide documentation may revoke the admission status of the student.
- Non-degreed students in professional programs (Med, Vet, Pharm, etc) can only be admitted into ILS if the professional degree is completed or ABD by the time of Fall registration. ABD students must provide a signed letter from their institution indicating that all degree requirements will be completed by the deadline; failure to provide documentation may revoke the admission status of the student. This policy also applies to non-degreed applicants seeking dual enrollment (e.g. MD/PhD, DVM/PhD, PharmD, etc).
- This is allowed. The applicant must request deferment of the APPLICATION to a later term by directly contacting the Graduate School. ILS does not need to approve this action, and it can take place without ILS being notified, but we prefer to be notified if at all possible. The deferment moves ONLY the application to the later term. Per institutional policy, this action does not move the ADMISSION decision, provide GUARANTEE of future admission, or preserve any financial offers/awards that were promised. ILS will review approval of admission for all deferred students and provide final notice of acceptance for the deferred student in the Fall semester following initial acceptance, and typically no later than January of the next year. If the ILS stipend is increased, the stipend offer will be revised accordingly. If the applicant received an additional award (e.g. Scholars of Excellence, Enhancement of Graduate Recruitment Fund, etc.), these awards may not be available due to the year-to-year nature of these programs.
- An ILS-affiliated program that directly admits a student is FULLY responsible for all paperwork, forms, and stipend support related to admission of the candidate beginning with the Fall term. With regard to Fall curriculum, students in Tier 1 programs can take any of the ILS courses, including the rotation course if desired. Tier 2 programs should consult with the ILS Program Director if they wish for a student to take ILS coursework.