2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Admissions



PL 116315 Sec 1020 @ Limitation on Certain Commissions, Bonuses, and Other Incentive Payments:

Newman University does not provide any commission, bonus, or other incentive payment based directly or indirectly on success in securing enrollments or financial aid to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting or admission activities or in making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.

How to Apply for Admission

All applicants are required to submit:

Application for Admission

A completed Application for Admission which can be found on the Newman University website. There is a non-refundable application fee for all applicants.

Official Transcripts

Masters level students must submit an official transcript documenting a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or University. If graduate credit was obtained and the applicant is seeking consideration for transfer credit, an official transcript must also be submitted for evaluation. 

Doctoral students must submit an official transcript documenting a graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

 DNAP students must submit ALL transcripts where post secondary credit was received. 

Transcripts must be submitted electronically from the accredited institution to Newman University’s office of admissions through a secure, nationally recognized online platform. If an electronic version cannot be obtained, please have transcripts mailed directly from the institution to Newman University C/o Admissions Processing.

Program Specific Documents

Applicants must also submit any additional required documents to be considered for admittance to their prospective program. Please check the program website and/or program specific sections of the Newman University Graduate catalog. 

Admissions Acceptance Categories

FULL ACCEPTANCE: Applicant submits transcript with conferred degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicant must meet program specific GPA requirements. All program specific documents must also be submitted.

CONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE: Applicant does not meet requirements for full acceptance; however demonstrates the ability to be successful in the graduate program. A completed file review and approval will be granted by program director for conditional acceptance. The conditions of acceptance will be set and monitored by the program director.

Advisor Assignment

Upon admission to any graduate program, an advisor will be assigned to assist the student in developing a degree plan. The student is required to meet with the advisor before every registration to review or revise the degree plan.

Students engaged in graduate course work that requires the use of human subjects for surveys, questionnaires, scholarly or research studies are to seek approval from the Institutional Review Board. Contact your program director or advisor for assistance.

Evaluation of Transfer Credits

An official evaluation of all credits earned will be made after the student has been accepted for admission and all required transcripts and other documents have been received.

Graduate students matriculated in a graduate degree program at Newman University may petition to have credits earned at other regionally accredited institutions transferred toward their Newman University degree program. Normally, a student may not receive credit for transfer courses as they begin their program of study at Newman University. Exceptions to this policy are at the discretion of the Dean or Program Director with notice given to the Registrar at the time of the decision.

In addition, the transfer credits must not have been used to satisfy the requirements of another degree, must have been earned in graduate level courses for which the student earned a grade of B or better, and must have been earned at a nationally accredited university. Graduate credits earned in undergraduate courses that are enhanced to allow graduate credit will be considered for transfer credit on a case by case basis.

Credit for prior coursework that would fall outside of the standard 6 year time limit to complete a graduate degree at Newman University is accepted ONLY with written justification and approval by the Program Director and Dean.

Letter grades from transfer credits are not reflected on the Newman University transcript, nor are they considered in the calculation of the GPA. Limitation on the number of credits acceptable in transfer vary by program. Please consult specific Program Directors or Deans.

No correspondence credit or experiential earned credit will be applied towards any graduate degree.

A maximum of 3 graduate workshop hours may be applied towards a graduate degree. Workshop and seminars may be open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and non-degree students. Please consult the appropriate Program Director for permission.

Undergraduate Students in Graduate Courses

Courses numbered 6000 and above are graduate courses, ordinarily open only to graduate students. Undergraduate students who are within one semester of graduation may register for up to two graduate level courses, and receive graduate credit, provided the graduate courses are NOT used to meet undergraduate degree requirements. Students enrolling in graduate level courses while an undergraduate student must pay the graduate tuition and fees for graduate course work. (Students with only a required practicum, including student teaching, remaining in their program of study may enroll in graduate courses in the immediately preceding term.) The two course limitation may not apply to the summer term IF a student is not enrolled in any other courses.

While graduate courses taken by undergraduates (and not used to meet undergraduate degree requirements) will appear on the undergraduate transcript, these courses are not counted toward the undergraduate degree or used in the calculation of the final GPA. The credits may be counted towards the graduate degree.

Returning Newman University Students

A student who was previously enrolled at Newman University, but has had an absence of two or more consecutive semesters (excluding summer term), must reactivate their official Newman University academic record through the Registrar’s Office.

Returning students will be reactivated under the current academic catalog and assigned an advisor according to their declared major. If a student attended another post-secondary institution during their absence from Newman University, the student must submit all official transcripts at the time of re enrollment. Re-enrollment into graduate programs must have approval from either the Dean or the Program Director of the graduate program.

Previously enrolled Newman University students do not need to go through the current application process. Please see the Registrar directly in order to re-enroll into Newman University.

Newman University is committed to partnering with military students. If a student has a leave of absence due to temporary military duty or assignment, they may re-enter under the original catalog of admittance, provided the degree and major are still available. Detailed information is available for Veteran Benefits and Certifications. 

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Newman University also admits students who wish to earn academic credit but are not pursuing a degree at Newman University. These include guest students pursuing a degree at another college or university, students wishing to take classes in advance of their first fall semester and all other students not enrolled as degree seekers. The criteria and any required documents are listed under each specific program. Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.

Non-Degree Admission

Guest students from other colleges and universities and those students who have earned a baccalaureate degree are eligible to enroll as non-degree students. A non-degree admission application is available online or with the Admissions Office at the main campus or at any outreach site. Transcripts are not required.

Non-degree Non-degree students wishing to change their status to degree seeking must complete an application through the Office of Admissions as well as submit all required documents for review.

International Applicants

Newman University welcomes applications from international applicants across the world. International applicants can select to participate either in programs on campus an an F-1 Visa student (or other Visa types that permit study in the United States) OR in an online program from their home country (or an immigration status that permits them to enroll in online coursework in the U.S.).

Applicants must present a minimum score of 600 on the TOEFL (test of English as a Foreign Language) paper based exam, a score of 100 on the TOEFL internet exam, or show competency at level 7 on the IELTS (international English language testing system), and demonstrate verbal command of the English language. Students who have earned a bachelor degree from a U.S. college or university are exempt from this requirement.

Graduate international applicants must provide an official transcript with a posted baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university within the U.S. OR an official course by course evaluation of the transcript from the degree granting institution attended outside of the U.S. Evaluations may be completed by members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Visit naces.org to view a list of the approved NACES members. Official evaluations must be sent directly to Newman University. Information regarding these services may be obtained from the office of Admissions or the University website. Please contact the Office of Admissions for a list of graduate programs accepting international applicants. 

Individuals Applying to Participate in an On-Campus Program as an F-1 Visa (or other types that allow study in the United States) Student Must Submit

A completed Application for Admission, which can be found on the Newman University website. There is a non-refundable application fee for international applicants.

The results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS), ACT or SAT to confirm the applicant’s proficiency in the English language. Test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to Newman University. The test date for these exams cannot be older than two (2) years at the time of application.

Affidavit of Sponsor form with proof of financial ability to meet all required expenses during studies. Certified bank statements from the applicant and any sponsors are required. Off-campus housing for international students under age 21 is not allowed unless living with a parent or legal guardian. Applicants may find more information about the dollar amounts required for documentation on Newman University’s website.

The Form I-20 Certificate of Eligibility will be issued to applicants upon acceptance to Newman University and proof of financial ability listed above. Each year all international students will automatically be enrolled in health insurance, unless a waiver is obtained from the Director of International Student Services. International student health insurance is billed automatically to international students’ accounts in the Fall and Spring semesters.