Off-Site Locations

Index
Admissions
Evaluation
Apply Classification of Graduate Students
Reapplication Continuing Education
Readmission Policy Request to Study at Another Institution
Registration Prior to Admission Auditing a Course



Admissions

Admission is granted to highly qualified applicants. Successful applicants for the master's degree will have received a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, or its equivalent internationally, in a program suitable to the applicant's chosen field.

The academic record of the applicant must indicate probable success in the desired program. An undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 is required for regular admission. Individual academic units may have higher minimum standards. Only in unusual cases will students be admitted who do not meet this standard.

Evaluation of the applicant's record is made by the applicant's desired academic unit. In the case of a special student described, the evaluation will be made by the Office of Graduate Programs. Admission requires the approval of the Office of Graduate Programs and the head of the appropriate academic unit. For those cases in which the student has acceptable undergraduate achievement but has course deficiencies, the major academic unit will specify Florida Tech courses that, if taken, will remove the deficiencies.

The Bachelor of Science in Logistics Management is offered to students who hold an associate of arts degree (minimum of 60 semester credit hours) or the equivalent in transferable credit from a regionally accredited institution.

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Apply

Applications for admission are completed online.

The application must be accompanied by payment of the nonrefundable application fee.

One officially certified copy of all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts must be sent directly from the student's institution to the off-campus site, for forwarding to the Off-Site Locations. One additional certified copy of all transcripts may be requested for site use.

Transcripts from foreign universities must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

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Reapplication

Admission to the Off-Site Locations is valid for two years from the semester of acceptance or from the last semester the student is enrolled in graduate study. Individuals wishing to begin or resume graduate work after a two-year lapse are required to reapply for admission. Individuals who leave Florida Tech and attend another university must reapply for admission and submit grade transcripts regardless of the length of time since last attending Florida Tech.

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Readmission Policy

A student who has been away from the university for four or more consecutive semesters (excluding summer terms) or who has attended another institution during an absence from the university must apply for readmission. If readmission is approved, degree requirements for the peer group at the time of readmission must be met.

A student is not considered to be absent from the university during a period of study at another institution if a Request to Study at Another Institution was submitted and approved prior to enrollment for the other institution's courses. While still currently enrolled, a student may also request a leave of absence from the vice provost. If the request is approved, the student can resume full-time study at Florida Tech under the previous program without applying for readmission, but may be required to meet the graduation requirements established for the new peer group.

A student who has been away for less than four semesters and who has not attended any other college or university may register for class without filing an application for readmission.

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Registration Prior to Admission

Under certain circumstances, applicants to graduate programs can avoid delaying their education by registering for courses, for one semester only, while their applications are being processed, provided they are citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Students who register prior to admission are not eligible to receive federal student financial aid until they are admitted to the university. Such registration requires a preliminary review of written documentation from the degree-granting institution (not necessarily official) showing previous academic courses taken, grades received and degrees awarded. The review should be carried out by the academic unit head or his or her designee.

In the event that applicants are denied admission while enrolled in graduate courses, they will be given the option of either withdrawing with full tuition refund or completing the courses underway.

If the applicant completes one or more graduate courses prior to being denied admission or completes a course for any other reason, he or she will not be given the option of withdrawing or receiving a tuition refund after completing the course. Any exceptions to this policy require the written approval of the dean, Off-Site Locations.

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Evaluation

Applicants will be notified of the decision regarding their admission after the officially certified transcripts and application for admission have been received and reviewed. Evaluation of the applicant's record is made by appropriate faculty at the main campus.

In the case of special students, the evaluation will be made by the dean. Admission requires approval of the academic unit head and the dean. In cases where the student has acceptable undergraduate achievement, but has course deficiencies, the academic unit will specify Florida Tech courses that, if taken, will remove the deficiencies. Students who have more than 18 semester hours of deficiencies will not be admitted to graduate studies but may remove the deficiencies while enrolled as a special undergraduate student.

The GMAT is required for admission to the Professional MBA and MBA. In all other master's programs, the GMAT, GRE General Test and/or GRE Subject Tests, as well as letters of reference, may be required for admission in the case of any students whose previous academic achievement is deemed to be marginal. Official test scores must not be over five years old. Test results may take up to six weeks to be reported by the educational testing service.

International Students
All degree seeking FIT Orlando international applicants with any university-level educational experience outside the United States are required to provide the Florida Tech admission office an official foreign credit evaluation (FCE) in English, including the cumulative grade point average. Learn More

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Classification of Graduate Students

Assignment to one of the following classifications will be made at the time of admission to the graduate school:

Regular Student: A student whose undergraduate grade point average is 3.0 or greater out of a possible 4.0 and who meets all other criteria for admission to a particular program is classified as a regular student.

Provisional Student: A student whose undergraduate grade point average is less than 3. 0 out of a possible 4.0 or equivalent, or whose academic unit identifies course deficiencies that are considered excessive, is classified as a provisional student. After completing nine credit hours, a provisional student with a grade point average of 3.0 or greater will be reclassified as a regular graduate student. A provisional student who has a grade point average of less than 3.0 after completing nine credit hours, or earns a D or F grade in any academic course will be placed on academic probation. Provisional students cannot be admitted to doctoral programs.

Special Student: Special student classifications exist at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and are used for students who, for various reasons, are not enrolled in degree-seeking programs. Specific instances include:

  1. a student taking course work for credit to apply at another institution;
  2. a student taking courses to fill specific professional or vocational needs; or
  3. a prospective graduate student with generally acceptable undergraduate achievements but with subject matter deficiencies (usually as a result of changing fields) that, in the judgment of the academic unit, preclude immediate acceptance into the degree program.

In the last point, the student will normally have the option of pursuing an undergraduate degree in the desired discipline or making up the deficiencies while enrolled as a special student. The student will then be considered for admission to the appropriate graduate degree program once sufficient additional work has been done to form an adequate basis for a decision by the academic unit.

The customary classification of special students will be as undergraduate students, regardless of the existence of previous bachelor's degrees. A student may, however, be classified as a special graduate student. In such a case, designation and continuation of graduate student status will be at the discretion of the academic unit, or the director of graduate programs in the case of students who are not seeking eventual admission to a graduate degree program.

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Continuing Education

Continuing Education Units
The continuing education unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized unit of measure that indicates successful participation in a qualified program of continuing education. The CEU is defined as 10 contact hours of participation in an organized educational experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction and qualified instruction.

Students enrolled for CEUs at Florida Tech are required to do all homework, outside reading assignments, term papers or special assignments required of graduate-credit students and to attend at least 90 percent of the class sessions, but they are not required to take midterm or final examinations. Students can switch from CEU to graduate credit or vice-versa prior to the end of the first week of classes.

Continuing Education Enrollment Restrictions
A Continuing Education student may not enroll in any graduate course, either for graduate credit or for CEUs, without the written approval of the head of the academic unit offering the course or an authorized representative. With the exception of graduate courses that have no listed prerequisites, this approval is based on a review of the student's previous preparation and qualifications, and even in the case of registration for CEUs, there should be a reasonable expectation that the student is capable of doing all homework, outside reading assignments, term papers and special assignments required of students taking the course for graduate credit.

A student who has been dismissed from a graduate degree program may enroll as a Continuing Education student to take graduate courses for CEUs subject to the same requirements for approval as any other Continuing Education student. A change of major from the former degree program to "0100 " continuing education is necessary prior to any further enrollment. Under no circumstances will a dismissed student be allowed to take courses for graduate credit while enrolled as a Continuing Education student.

Admission to Degree Programs for CE Students
A continuing education student may seek admission to a degree program through the normal admission process. If a continuing education student decides to pursue either an undergraduate or graduate degree at Florida Tech and is accepted into the degree program, a maximum of 12 semester credit hours earned as a CE student may be applied toward the degree, provided the course work is academically appropriate.

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Request to Study at Another Institution

A currently enrolled student may take a limited number of courses at other institutions for transfer to a Florida Tech graduate degree program. The restrictions on graduate transfer credit apply. Prior approval is mandatory. The student must complete and submit the designated form with all required signatures and a written justification. A copy of the other institution's published course description(s) must be attached. The student must arrange for an official transcript to be sent by the other institution to the Florida Tech registrar's office.

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Auditing a Course

A student may audit a course with the permission of the adviser and payment of an audit fee. An auditor does not receive a grade; an AU is recorded on the transcript in place of the grade if the auditor has, in general, maintained a satisfactory course attendance (usually 75 percent class attendance) and completed the appropriate assignments. If the student does not meet requirements, a final grade of F may be awarded. No changes in registration from credit to audit or from audit to credit will be permitted after the first week of classes.

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