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1Work toward greatness.SCHOOL OF EDUCATIONAdmission Information..........................................................................................................................................................2 Eligibility Pace University Graduate Merit Scholarships Admission Categories Deferrals Decision AppealInternational Student Information.........................................................................................................................................3Application Instructions........................................................................................................................................................4 Priority Deadline DatesAdmission Application...........................................................................................................................................................5Recommendation Forms.......................................................................................................................................................9Graduate Assistantship Application.....................................................................................................................................13Visiting Student Application.................................................................................................................................................15Non-Degree Status Application and Registration Form.........................................................................................................17Financial Affidavit for International Students.......................................................................................................................19Sponsor Affidavit of Support...............................................................................................................................................20Table of Contents

2Work toward greatness.SCHOOL OF EDUCATIONELIGIBILITYApplicants to Pace University graduate degree and certificate programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university if postsecondary education was completed in the United States. Applicants who are currently in their senior year at an undergraduate institution may apply for admission, but acceptance can be made only contingent upon receipt of a final transcript indicating all senior year grades and receipt of the bachelor's degree. Applicants who have attended institutions outside of the United States must hold a degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree.All information provided in the applica-tion must be accurate and complete. Any misrepresentation in or omission of facts from the application will justify a denial or revocation of admission or subsequent dismissal from the graduate program. The Office of Graduate ­Admission reserves the right to verify any or all information in the application and supporting documentation.The School of Education may request an interview with an applicant to seek information or clarification of informa-tion related to the application. A program administrator will contact the applicant if such an interview is necessary.Although an undergraduate grade point average and, if applicable, graduate grade point average of 3.00 or higher is preferred for admission into the graduate programs of the School of Education, exceptions can be made by the Graduate Admission Committee based upon other documentation in the application portfolio indicating the applicant's strong profes-sional abilities.PACE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPSMerit-based scholarships are awarded to entering full-time and part-time matricu-lated graduate students who demonstrate exceptional scholastic ability. The Scholar-ship Committee considers each applicant's academic record to determine the scholarship award. All students admitted to a degree program are automatically reviewed for scholarships. There is no separate application to be completed. Domestic scholarship recipients must register for a minimum of six (6) credits per fall and spring semester. International scholarship recipients must register for nine (9) credits per fall and spring semester.ADMISSION CATEGORIESMatriculantApplicants who wish to pursue a graduate degree or certificate at Pace University should apply for matriculant status. The University has established the following criteria as the most critical in the evaluation of applications for matri­culant status: a desire to excel as evidenced by previous academic work, motiva-tion, leadership potential, and maturity as evidenced by work and/or volunteer experience, extra­cur­ric­ular activities, recom­men­da­tions, and responses to questions on the application.Non-Degree Status (NDS)The objective of the non-degree status is to enable students who qualify by virtue of previous education or experience to enroll in appropriate graduate courses on a space-available basis. Students who want to register for coursework under this status must return the Application for Non-Degree Status with the $70 application fee to the Office of Graduate Admission after obtain­ing written approval from the chairperson of the department offering the course(s). At most, two courses taken in non-degree status may be applied to a graduate program if the student is later accepted by the Graduate Admission Committee.The Application for Non-Degree Status can be found on page 17.AuditorIndividuals holding a U.S. bachelor's degree or its equivalent may apply to audit a maximum of two graduate courses at Pace University. The objective of auditor status is to enable students seeking a renewal or extension of knowl-edge related to their careers to enroll in appropriate graduate courses. Auditors are granted neither grades nor credit for audited courses. An audited course will not be applied to a degree program. Applications for auditor status are avail-able from the Office of Student Accounts and Registrar Services.Alumni AuditorAlumni of Pace University's School of Education graduate programs are ­eligible to audit graduate classes subject to the approval of the instructor and space limita-tions. Students must have the necessary background for admission to courses; not every course is open to alumni auditors. Interested alumni should file an Alumni Auditor Application with the Office of Student Accounts and Registrar Services during the second week of the desired semester.Visiting StudentsA student currently in good standing in a comparable graduate program at another institution may apply to take courses in a graduate program of Pace University by completing the Visiting Student Application on page 15. Applicants accepted as Visiting Students may take a maximum of two courses in a Pace grad-uate program. Registration for courses is on a space-available basis and the courses must be completed in the semester for which the visiting student applied.SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSDEFERRALSStudents who have been admitted to a graduate program at Pace University but who wish to delay their entrance for a period of time may request a deferral by writing to the Office of Graduate Admission prior to the start of the semester for which admission has been granted. The request must specify the semester the student anticipates entering the program. The graduate admission staff considers each request for deferral individually and retains the right to grant or deny admission for a future semester.DECISION APPEALAn applicant who is not approved for admission may appeal the decision. The appeal should be made in writing to the Office of Graduate Admission within one month of notification of denial. ADMISSION INFORMATION 2012