Prospective Degree Candidate: A student who has been admitted without conditions to either of the three degree programs (MFR/MNR, MS, PhD) offered in Warnell is a prospective degree candidate.
Non-Degree: An applicant who wishes to take courses for professional advancement, licensure, or certification purposes, and who holds a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited institution, may apply for non-degree status following the procedures outlined in the Graduate School Bulletin. Non-degree students who are later admitted as prospective degree candidates may apply a maximum of nine hours of course credit taken in a non-degree status toward a graduate degree. The inclusion of such course work on a program of study is subject to the approval of the major professor, the departmental graduate coordinator, and the dean of the Graduate School.
Transient: Transient admission may be granted to a student who wishes to enroll for one semester at the University of Georgia and is in good standing at an accredited graduate school. The procedures for Transient admission are outlined in the Graduate School Bulletin. Students enrolling in graduate-level Study Abroad courses use this category.