Admission to Programs


Students are admitted to a specific graduate program. Once admitted, students may take courses in that Program of Study at any of the four centers (Baltimore campus, Northeast Maryland Higher Education Center, Anne Arundel Community College, and SMHEC) provided appropriate courses are offered. All Programs of Study are offered on the Baltimore campus.

The following are topics related to Graduate School Admission at Notre Dame of Maryland University:


Submission of Application Materials

     School of Arts, Science, and Business
     School of Education
               Master's Degree Programs
               Ph.D. in Instructional Leadership for Changing Populations
               Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership for Changing Populations
     School of Nursing
     School of Pharmacy
      
Admission Criteria:  Master's Degree Programs - General Requirements

Admission Criteria:  PhD Degree Programs - Requirements

               Ph.D. in Instructional Leadership for Changing Populations
               Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership for Changing Populations

Program-Specific Admission Requirements for Master's Degrees in Addition to General Requirements

      School of Arts, Science, and Business
               Additional Requirements:  Master of Arts in Art Therapy
               Additional Requirements:  Master of Arts in Contemporary Communication
               Additional Requirements:  Master of Arts in English Literature
               Additional Requirements:  Master of Arts in Leadership and Management
               Additional Requirements:  Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management
               Additional Requirements:  Master of Science in Analytics
               Additional Requirements:  Master of Science in Risk Management
     School of Education
               Additional Requirements:  Master of Arts in Teaching
               Additional Requirements:  Master of Arts in TESOL
               Additional Requirements:  None
                       Master of Arts in Administration and Supervision for Changing Populations
                       Master of Arts in Gifted and Talented Education
                       Master of Arts Leadership in Administration and Supervision
                       Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching
                       Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching: ESOL
                       Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching: Cultural Proficient Leadership
                       Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching Library Media Specialist
                       Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching Literacy Specialist
                       Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching Mathematics
                       Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching:  Spanish
                       Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching Special Education
                       Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching Special Education Exceptionalities
                       Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching STEM               
 
     School of Nursing
               Additional Requirements:  Master of Science in Nursing
                     
Admission Criteria:  Non-Degree Programs

     School of Arts, Sciences, and Business
               Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Business
               Post-Master's Certificate in English Literature
     School of Education
               Accelerated Certification for Teaching
               Certificate of Advanced Study in Education (CASE)
               Curriculum and Instruction
               Post-Master Certification Programs
                        Administration and Supervision
                        Gifted and Talented Education
                        Library Media Specialist
                        Mathematics Instructional Leader
                        Literacy Specialist/Coach (Reading Specialist)
                        Special Education
                                 Exceptionalities Certificate
                                 Graduate Dyslexia Certificate
                        STEM
                        TESOL  
     School of Nursing
               Nurse Administrator Certificate
               Nurse Educator Certificate
     
Accepted Student Status
     
     Provisional Status
     Conditional Status   
 
International Student Admission 
   
Specialized Contract Courses for Non-Matriculants 
   
Registration for Professional Development Institute (PDI) 
   
Visiting Students 
   
Policies Related to Admission
 

   
     Transfer Credit Policy
     Re-admission Policy
     Registration Policies 
   
WebAdvisor 

     Change in Registration
   
Online Consortium Registration
     

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Submission of Application Materials

Students in the graduate programs must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university before beginning graduate study. Candidates for admission are assessed on an individual basis, based on admission criteria and any additional information which the student may provide.

Apply here (http://grad.ndm.edu/applynow/inquiryform)

Materials should be directed to processing@ndm.edu or mailed to:

Notre Dame of Maryland University
Processing Center Theresa Hall 001
4701 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210

Inquiries should be made to the following:

School of Arts, Science, and Business

410-532-5131

School of Education

gradedu@ndm.edu

School of Nursing

ndmunurse@ndm.edu

School of Pharmacy

For information on admissions to the School of Pharmacy, please visit the School of Pharmacy Admissions Page

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Admission Criteria: Master's Degree Programs

General Requirements

Regardless of the School where the program resides, applicants to master’s programs must have completed a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree with a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4-point scale. All students interested in earning a master’s degree will submit items described below:

    1. Completed graduate application.
    2. Official transcript from the accredited institution that granted the baccalaureate degree, plus official transcript(s) of any previous graduate study.
    3. An essay is required for admission into all Schools. Refer to applicable School and/or Application for specific areas to address in the essay.

Note: School-specific additional admission requirements are located in the next section. Applicants to Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs, refer to Admission Requirements located in the next section.

Priority Filing Dates 

      • Fall Semester          July 5
      • Winterim Session    November 5
      • Spring Semester     December 5
      • Summer Semester  April 5

The optimal submission time for applications is a semester ahead in order to enroll in courses of the student's choice. Notre Dame students may register for two semesters at the same time: Summer and Fall together; Winterim and Spring together.

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Admission Criteria:  PhD Degree Programs - Requirements

School of Education—Doctoral Programs
Ph.D. in Instructional Leadership for Changing Populations

Admission Requirements (School of Education)

Individuals interested in earning a doctoral degree must fulfill all admission requirements. Candidate applications are reviewed for the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a Master’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0-point scale.
  2. Completed graduate application.
  3. Two recommendation letters.
  4. Official transcripts of all post-secondary education sent directly from those institutions.
  5. A statement describing personal area of academic interest and research.
  6. Satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken no longer than five years before date of application to the program. The MAT/GRE may be waived if the applicant had a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale in his/her bachelor’s degree program AND a 3.75 in his/her master’s degree program.
Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership for Changing Populations

Admission Requirements (School of Education)

Individuals interested in earning a doctoral degree must fulfill all admission requirements. The Program of Study is designed for cohort groups. Every attention will be given to moving each cohort through the Program according to a specified timeline provided at the time of admission. Candidate applications are assessed regularly in light of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a Master's degree from an accredited institution with a Grade Point Average of at least 3.5 on a 4-point scale.
  2. Completed graduate application.
  3. Two recommendation letters.
  4. Official transcripts of all post-secondary education sent directly from those institutions.
  5. A statement describing personal area of academic interest and research.
  6. Satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken no longer than five years before date of application to the program, The MAT/GRE may be waived if the applicant had a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale in his/her bachelor’s degree program AND a 3.75 in his/her master’s degree program.

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Program-Specific Admission Requirements for Master's Degreess in Addition to General Requirements

School of Arts, Science, and Business
Additional Requirements: Master of Arts in Art Therapy

To be considered for admission to the Master of Arts in Art Therapy program, applicants must have completed a BA or BS degree with a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4-point scale.  There is no Graduate Record Examination (GRE) requirement for admission.

Applicants must complete the general requirements for graduate admission and meet and/or address the following program requirements*:

  1. A statement of purpose detailing: affinity for working with people; motivation for pursuing career in art therapy; personal meaning of art and/or creativity in the candidate’s life; creative strengths and areas of anticipated growth. APA format should be used. 

    Note: This essay is in addition to the general essay required as described under General Requirements.

  2. Two recommendation letters.
  3. Art portfolio for review. Portfolio to include: minimum of 15 pieces reflecting knowledge of a range of materials (two and three dimensional media) and techniques. Actual works or high resolution photos of work acceptable. Expressive work not exclusively created as assignments are preferred.
  4. Coursework prerequisites:

        • A minimum of 18 credit hours in studio art including drawing (3), painting (3), and ceramics or photography (3)
        • A minimum of 12 credit hours in psychology including child/adolescent or human development and abnormal psychology.

Note: At least 12 hours of the studio art and at least nine (9) hours of the psychology must be completed prior to admission with the remaining hours being completed within the first year of enrollment in the program.

*Requirements are consistent with the standards set forth by the American Art Therapy Association Accreditation Council for Art Therapy Education and Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Additional Requirements: Master of Arts in Contemporary Communication

No additional requirements for this program.  

Additional Requirements: Master of Arts in English Literature

To be considered for admission to the Master of Arts in English Literature program, applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree in a related field.  

Additional Requirements: Master of Arts in Leadership and Management

To be considered for admission to the Master of Arts in Leadership and Management program, applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4-point scale. If the student’s cumulative GPA is between a 2.5 and 3.0, the GRE or GMAT is required.

Additional Requirements: Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management

To be considered for admission to the Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management program, applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4-point scale. If the student’s cumulative GPA is between a 2.5 and 3.0, the GRE or GMAT is required.

Additional Requirements: Master of Science in Analytics 

To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Analytics program, applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4-point scale. If the student’s Cumulative GPA is between a 2.5 and 3.0, the GRE is required. Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate statistics course.

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School of Education

For specific admissions information based on your program, please consult with your enrollment manager. Upon review of admission criteria outlined above in General Requirements, applicants may be required to fulfill one or more of the following items:

      • Letters of Recommendation
      • Praxis Core or other Maryland approved test scores
      • Admissions interview
      • Watson-Glaser "Critical Thinking Appraisal"
      • Grammar exam

Additional Requirements: Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Students are admitted to the MAT program on a full-time basis to complete the program within ten (10) months or on a part-time basis with completion generally expected within two years. Although part-time work may begin any semester, students admitted to full-time study must begin their work in the summer term in order to complete their studies within ten (10) months. Students applying to the 10-month MAT program are not eligible for waivers of any admissions requirements and must complete all items.

  1. Completed graduate application.
  2. Official transcript(s) sent directly to the institution. If applicable, please provide all official transcripts from undergraduate, graduate and/or community college course work.  Official e-transcripts are accepted if sent directly from the school attended to NDMU.  Students with degrees from universities outside of the United States should submit and offical course by course evaluated transcript.  See World Education Services (WES) at www.wes.org.
  3. Admissions essay (Essay is waived for students who have completed a previous master's degree.) Please address one of the following questions for your 300-500 word admissions essay: a) Pursuing a graduate program is a challenge that requires perseverance, good judgement and flexibility.  Please provide an example of how you have exercised these three traits in your life. b) Today's workforce requires employees to work collaboratively.  Please provide us with an example of how you have worked with a team towards a goal.  What were the challenges involved? What were the accomplishments? Finally, what did you learn from the work?
  4. Three Letters of Recommendation Letters of recommendation are required for all ACT, MAT and MATESOL applicants who are not currently working in schools.  If an applicant is currently a full-time employee of a public school system or a private school, the recommendation letters are waived. The recommendation form is available online at http://www.ndm.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/recommendation_form_act.mat.tesol.pdf
  5. Praxis Scores - or Alternate Acceptable Test Scores (Only applicants seeking initial teacher certification.) The State of Maryland requires passing Praxis Core and Praxis II scores for all candidates seeking inital teaching certification. If an applicant for a graduate teaching certification program has a bachelor's degree GPA of 3.0 or higher, the applicant may be accepted to the program at NDMU under the condition that he/she provides passing Praxis Core scores before beginning the student teaching internship. If an applicant for a graduate teaching certification program has a bachelor's degree GPA below 3.0, passing Praxis Core scores will be required before the applicant may be accepted to the program at NDMU.

Additional Requirements: Master of Arts in TESOL
  1. Completed graduate application.
  2. Official transcript(s) sent directly to the institution.  If applicable, please provide all official transcripts from undergraduate, graduate and/or community collge course work.  Official e-transcripts are accepted if sent directly from the school attended to NDMU. Students with degrees from universities outside of the United States should submit an official course by course evaluated transcript. See World Education Services (WES) at www.wes.org.
  3. Admissions Essay (Essay is waived for students who have completed a previous master's degree.) Please address one of the following questions for your 300-500 word admissions essay: a) Pursuing a graduate program is a challenge that requires perseverance, good judgement and flexibility. Please provide an example of how you have exercised these three traits in your life. b) Today's workforce requires employees to work collaboratively. Please provide us with an example of how you have worked with a team towards a goal. what were the challenges involved? What were the accomplishments? Finally, what did you learn from the work?
  4. Three Letters of Recommendation Letters of recommendation are required for all ACT, MAT and MATESOL applicants who are not currently working in schools, If an appliant is currently a full-time employee of a public school system or a private school, the recommendation letters are waived. The recommendation form is available online at http://www.ndm.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/recommendation_form_act.mat.tesol.pdf
  5. Praxis Scores - or Alternate Acceptable Test Scores (Only applicants seeking initial teacher certification. Praxis scores are not required for the post-secondary track of the MATESOL program.) The State of Maryland requires passing Praxis Core and Praxis II scores for all candidates seeking inital teaching certification. If an applicant for a graduate teaching certificatoin program has a bachelor's degree GPA of 3.0 or higher, the applicant may be accepted to the program at NDMU under the condition that he/she provides passing Praxis Core scores before beginning the student teaching internship. If an applicant for a graduate teaching certifcation program has a bachelor's degree GPA below 3.0, passing Praxis core scores will be required before the applicant may be accepted to the program at NDMU.

International students who have learned English as a second language and who have not previously completed a degree from an English-speaking university will need to demonstrate English language skills through one of the following exams.  Please submit, in addition to the requirements for the MATESOL degree, one of the following:

      • A score of 7.0 or higher on the IELTS
      • A score of 100 or higher on the TOEFL Internet Based Test
      • A score of 250 or higher on the TOEFL Computer Based Test
      • A score of 600 or higher on the TOEFL Paper Based Test

Additional Requirements: Other Master of Arts Programs in the School of Education

Individuals interested in earning a Master of Arts degree in any of the programs listed below should note there are no additional requirements.  Applicants should follow the General Requirements for Admission. 

          Master of Arts in Administration and Supervision for Changing Populations
          Master of Arts in Gifted and Talented Education
          Master of Arts Leadership in Administration and Supervision
          Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching
          Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching: ESOL
          Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching: Cultural Proficient Leadership
          Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching Library Media Specialist
          Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching Literacy Specialist
          Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching Mathematics
          Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching:  Spanish
          Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching Special Education
          Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching Special Education Exceptionalities
          Master of Arts Leadership in Teaching STEM

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School of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing

To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program at Notre Dame, applicants must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from a comparable foreign institution and have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale. Applicants must submit the following items: 

    1. Completed graduate application.
    2. Official transcripts from all previous colleges attended for community college, baccalaureate, and graduate course work.  Send all transcripts directly to the institution.
    3. A 750 to 1000-word essay as outlined on the Graduate Application.
    4. An active unencumbered State of Maryland license or compact state RN license. 

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Admission Criteria: Non-Degree Programs

School of Arts, Science and Business
Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Business

Notre Dame offers Post-Baccalaureate Certificate programs in Leadership and Management, Leadership of Nonprofit Organizations, and Risk Management.  To be considered for admission to any of the certificate programs, applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4-point scale. If the student’s cumulative GPA is between a 2.5 and 3.0, the GRE or GMAT is required.

School of Education
Accelerated Certification for Teaching

The Accelerated Certification for Teaching (ACT) program is a post-baccalaureate, non-degree, graduate level, state approved program for the preparation of elementary and secondary school teachers. Admission requirements to the ACT program are:

  1. Completed graduate application.
  2. Official transcript(s) sent directly to the institution. If applicable, please provide all official transcripts from undergraduate, graduate and/or community college course work. Official e-transcripts are accepted if sent directly from the school attended to NDMU. Students with degrees from universities outside of the United States should submit an official course by course evaluated transcript. See World Education Services (WES) at www.wes.org.
  3. Admissions essay (Essay is waived for students who have completed a previous master's degree.) Please address one of the following questions for your 300-500 word admissions esssay: a) Pursuing a graduate program is a challenge that requires perseverance, good judgement and flexibility. Please provide and example of how you have exercised these three traits in your life. b) Today's workforce requires employees to work collaboratively. Please provide us with an example of how you have worked with a team towards a goal. What were the challenges involved? What were the accomplishments? Finally, what did you learn from the work?
  4. Three Letters of Recommendation are required for all ACT, MAT and MATESOL applicants who are not currently working in schools. If an applicant is currently a full-time employee of a public school system or a private school, the recommendation letters are waived. The recommendation form is available online at http://www.ndm.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/recommendation_form_act.mat.tesol.pdf
  5. Praxis Scores - or Alternate Acceptable Test Scores (Only applicants seeking initial teacher certification.) The state of Maryland requires passing Praxis Core and Praxis II scores for all candidates seeking initial teaching certification. If an applicant for a graduate teaching certification program has a bachelor's degree GPA of 3.0 or higher, the applicant may be accepted to the program at NDMU under the condition that he/she provides passing Praxis Core scores before beginning the student teaching internship. If an applicant for a graduate teaching certification program has a bachelor's degree GPA below 3.0, passing Praxis Core scores will be required before the applicant may be accepted to the program at NDMU.
Certificate of Advanced Study in Education (CASE)
  1. Master’s degree from an accredited institution with recommended GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4-point scale.
  2. Completion of application materials, as noted under General Requirements.
  3. Two recommendation letters using the School of Education form located on the Application Information by School: School of Education web page http://ndm.edu/grad-prof-studies/admissions-aid/apply
Curriculum and Instruction

Applicants to the Curriculum and Instruction program should have at least one year of teaching experience and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in their undergraduate program. All of the required credits for the post-baccalaureate certificate in Curriculum and Instruction must be earned at Notre Dame. Credits earned toward the certificate in Curriculum and Instruction may be applied to the Master of Arts in Leadership in Teaching.

Post-Master Certification Programs

Notre Dame offers the following Post-Master Certification Programs:

To be considered for admission, applicants should follow the General Requirements for Admission. There are no additional requirements for these Post-Master Certification programs.  

School of Nursing
Admission Criteria: Non-Degree Programs in the School of Nursing
Post-Master Certificate Program: Nurse Educator Certificate and
Nurse Administrator Certificate

The Post-Master Certificate program allows nurses who are pursuing a graduate nursing degree or have a graduate degree in nursing to enroll in the nurse educator or nurse administrator certificate programs of study. To be considered for admission, applicants must have a MSN, Doctor of Nursing Practice, or Ph.D. in Nursing from an accredited college or university with a Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale. Applicants must submit the following items:

    1. Completed graduate application.
    2. Official transcripts from all previous graduate coursework. Send transcripts directly to the institution.  Graduates of Notre Dame’s MSN program are not required to submit an official transcript.
    3. An active unencumbered State of Maryland or compact state RN license. 

Note: Contact the School of Nursing Enrollment Manager if interested in enrolling in designated certificate courses while still engaged in either the MSN Nursing Leadership in Education or Administration programs of study.

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International Student Admission

Notre Dame welcomes students from every nation in the world to apply for admission. A diverse campus community enhances NDMU's world view and enriches classroom interaction.  

Programs and services for international students include orientation, academic and immigration counseling.

In addition to general admission requirements and additional requirements as per the School where the graduate program resides, international applicants must:

    1. Be able to qualify for the F-1 student visa:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/study/student-visa.html
    2. Submit certified, transcribed and evaluated transcripts of undergraduate study equivalent at least to a U.S. bachelor's degree (international credentials must be evaluated through World Educational Services);
    3. Submit a completed Affidavit of Support form that indicates ability to fully finance the program of study;
    4. Submit a score of 550 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if a student’s native language is not English. A student will be exempt from taking the TOEFL if: a) a student has an undergraduate degree in English or b) a student’s undergraduate language of instruction was in English either in the U.S. or abroad.

Upon admission, students who are not permanent residents of the United States must contact Notre Dame's Director for International Education at 410-532-5561 or oip@ndm.edu to begin the student visa process. Once you have accepted the offer of admission and received your F-1 student visa you may register for classes. International students cannot be accepted provisionally.

International students on an F-1 visa at the graduate level are required, by United States government regulation, to be enrolled for nine credit hours each semester.

Notre Dame of Maryland University does not provide financial aid to international graduate students

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Registration for Non-Matriculants

Students may register as non-matriculants with the approval of an enrollment manager.

Students may be permitted to enroll in order to take graduate level courses for their own enrichment or to fulfill requirements. 

By their signature on the registration form, students are affirming they have earned their undergraduate degree. If the confirmation of the undergraduate degree (transcript) is not received from the granting institution, Notre Dame reserves the right to withdraw credit for the course(s) and to terminate the student's status.

Students registering as non-matriculants may later apply for admission to a degree seeking graduate program and will be considered for admission under the normal application process. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Registering through the non-matriculant process for graduate level courses does not guarantee admission to other graduate courses or to a graduate degree program.

Students may complete up to 9 graduate credits as a non-matriculant student.


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Visiting Students

Degree-seeking students in a graduate program at another college or university may be admitted as visiting students, taking courses at Notre Dame to be transferred to their graduate program. Courses taken at the graduate level are not eligible to be used for the undergraduate degree (or vice versa).

Visiting student status will lapse once a student has completed the course(s) stipulated at the time of application. Admission of a Visiting Student to the University does not guarantee that a course will be scheduled, that it will not be cancelled in the event of insufficient enrollment, or that there will be room in the class at the time the visiting student attempts to register. Visiting students pay the current graduate tuition rate directly to Notre Dame. Grade reports are not sent to the student's home institution; students who require a transcript must request a copy from the Registrar's Office at Notre Dame.

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Policies Related to Admission

Transfer Credit Policy

At the time of admission, students must initiate requests for transfer credit for courses already completed. Graduate courses taken at other colleges and universities after admission to Notre Dame require advance approval from the appropriate dean. In certain Programs, it may not be possible to take core courses elsewhere given their unique design. Except as noted elsewhere in this Catalog, a maximum of six (6) graduate credits may be transferred into any of the Master's degree programs at Notre Dame. Courses transferred into the graduate program must carry a grade of "B" or better, be directly related to the student's Notre Dame Program, and not have been applied toward another degree (Transfer credits must have been completed in the past seven years).

Re-admission Policy

Notre Dame does not automatically re-admit students who have withdrawn from the University or whose matriculant status has lapsed. Students must submit a new Graduate Application and official transcript(s).  Readmitted students must fulfill the Program requirements in place at the time of re-admission.

Registration Policies

Students who have satisfied the admission requirements and have been admitted into a specific graduate program may register for graduate courses. Students may not register until they have been officially accepted into a graduate studies Program of Study or approved for non-matriculant status. 

Course schedules, registration dates, and instructions are available on the Notre Dame's website, www.ndm.edu and through WebAdvisor.

Registration fees are applied to a student's account at the time of registration. Tuition and other fees are due by a specific date each registration period. A student's registration is subject to cancellation if tuition and other fees are not paid by the specified deadline prior to the beginning of classes. However, please note that non-payment is not an authorized method of dropping a class; if the student's name remains on the class roster, the student will be responsible for payment and will receive a grade of "F" for the course.

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WebAdvisor

WebAdvisor is an online tool for Notre Dame students and faculty. WebAdvisor data is real-time and enables students direct access including but not limited to:  the Schedule of Courses, the Catalog, and information on a student's grades, schedules, financial aid, as well as access to online registration and payment services. All students are provided access to WebAdvisor and are encouraged to use these tools.

Change in Registration

To make a change in registration, i.e., dropping or adding a course, students should access WebAdvisor. Students may add a course until the date specified in the Academic Calendar. Changes in registration must be made during the drop/add period. Students may drop a class without academic record through the drop/add period in that particular term. Dropped courses do not appear on the student's transcript. Once the drop/add period ends, students may withdraw from (but not drop) a course. The deadline for withdrawing is published in the Academic Calendar. If a student withdraws from a course a "W" grade will appear on the student's transcript. Students who fail to withdraw officially from a course and simply stop attending will receive a grade of "F" and will be responsible for full payment of tuition and fees.

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