Student-at-Large - NIU - The Graduate School

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Application for Study as a Student-at-Large

Students-at-Large are not admitted to a degree-granting program. As non-degree seeking students, SALs have permission to take graduate-level classes. If admitted to a degree-granting program, students-at-large can apply toward a degree a limited number of hours taken as an SAL.

Who are SALs?

Students-at-large take classes for their own edification; they are public school teachers who complete graduate-level courses to maintain their state teaching license; they are teachers and other school professionals pursuing an advanced endorsement that does not require a masters degree; they may desire only a certificate of graduate study; they may seek an Initial Teacher Certificate; or they may be waiting to hear whether they have been admitted to a graduate program.

SALs are subject to all of the same rules governing degree-seeking graduate students.