For non-credit courses, Graduate School USA has an open enrollment admissions policy and does not require an admission application or fee. These courses are open to anyone at least 18 years of age, regardless of educational background or place of employment. Some courses have prerequisites included with the course description. For these courses, participants are responsible for meeting the required prerequisites or having the appropriate prior experience. Please note that our leadership development programs require special application packages. The Graduate School is an equal opportunity provider and employer. We make every practical effort to ensure that our programs are accessible to physically challenged participants and participants with special needs. We must receive your payment or payment information before we can process a registration application.
Credit Program Admissions:
The following admission requirements apply to the admission of students who intend to enroll in courses for academic credit.
Undergraduate students are required to be twenty-one (21) years of age or older and meet at least one of the following admission standards:
- Earned a high school diploma with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
- Possess a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
All applicants must submit an admission application with required non-refundable application fee.
Admission of Home-Schooled Students:
The Graduate School welcomes home-schooled students to apply for undergraduate admission. Home-schooled applicants with an official GED must submit the following:
- Undergraduate application with required non-refundable application fee;
- Official GED scores; and,
- Official transcripts if the applicant has taken courses through a secondary or post-secondary institution.
If a home-schooled student does not have an official GED score, then under the student eligibility provisions of the Higher Education Opportunity Act the applicant must provide verification of completion of high school, and may do so through:
- Home school transcripts with letter of completion;
- Transcripts from regionally accredited home school program with certification of completion and proof that the home school program is registered or recognized by its own state department of education; or,
- Written verification from appropriate school district that the student has met requirements for a high school diploma in his/her home state.
Home-schooled students who earn diplomas through regionally accredited schools are
considered for admission under the School’s standard admissions policies based on