Unaccredited Degree Admission

An applicant with a baccalaureate degree from an unaccredited institution (see Admission Academic Standards) may seek admission by special review. In addition to the Admission Requirements, applicants whose undergraduate degree was granted by an unaccredited institution must include the following materials when submitting their applications for admission: a) a description of the program for which the applicant’s degree was granted, issued by the awarding institution; and b) a current writing sample that demonstrates the applicant’s research and writing skills in form, style, and content (utilizing the Turabian style). Applicants may also be asked to provide additional information to establish the equivalency of the prior education with accredited institutions.