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.