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Frequently Asked Questions
The Application Process

Q: I'd like to take one (1) course. What do I need to do to register?

A: Everyone who wishes to register for a graduate level course, must be matriculated in the Graduate Division. In order to become matriculated, please complete an application and follow the instructions for "Non-Degree" applicants. Applicants need to submit an official transcript from the college or university from which the bachelor's degree was earned. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.

Once you have been matriculated into the Graduate Division, you will receive letter with an Eastern identification number. You may use this identification number to register on-line.

Q: Do I need to submit the $50.00 application fee for study as a "Non-Degree" student?

A: The Graduate Division does not require an application fee for Non-Degree study.

Q: How many credits may I take as a "Non-Degree" student?

A: Students who are admitted as Non-Degree students are eligible to take a total of nine (9) graduate credits before having to apply to a degree program.

Q: I am thinking about applying for a degree program but I'd like to try a course to see if I can handle it. What do I need to do to register?

A: You may apply as a "Non-Degree" student. Please see above.

Q: Classes begin next week. Is it to late to apply for admission?

A: The Graduate Division has Priority Deadlines for admission. Completed applications submitted by the deadlines (July 6 for the Fall Semester, November 3 for the Spring Semester, and May 15 for Summer Session I, and June 26 for Summer Session II) will be processed in time to meet additional deadlines for course selection and payment of fees.

Completed applications submitted after the priority deadlines will be processed in the order they are received. The Graduate Division cannot guarantee that applications submitted after the priority deadlines will be processed in time to meet deadlines for course selection and payment of fees.

Tuition and Fees

Q: How much are tuition and fees for the 2013-2014 academic year?

A: Tuition and Fees

Q: I've registered for my courses and I have to pay. What forms of payment does Eastern accept?

A: Payment Plans and Financial Aid

Graduate Assistantships:

Graduate assistantships, full-time and part-time, may be available to graduate students. For further information and an application, contact the Graduate Division office.

Graduate Programs of Study

Q: Who can I contact to obtain detailed information about a graduate program of study, the ability to transfer courses, etc.

A: The Graduate Division can answer general questions about program requirements. Feel free to contact us at 860-465-5292 or Program coordinators and faculty advisors can help with specific questions about program requirements