Provisional Admission is granted though an exception to policy by the dean of the Graduate School (or one of the dean’s designees). Provisional admission may be granted for applicants whose academic record or test scores do not meet admission requirements, or for applicants who have not met all admission requirements or submitted all admission documents. Such applicants may be admitted provisionally to the Graduate School upon recommendation by the department chair or program director and with approval by the dean of the Graduate School. The number of provisional admissions is limited to 10% of the total enrollment in the degree program for a given academic year(based on the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) admission standards). A student who is admitted provisionally does NOT qualify for any form of assistantship or fellowship(see Chapter 9. A for additional information regarding eligibility for assistantships and exceptions to this policy, with point 2 addressing provisionally admitted students). A provisionally admitted student must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher; auto-reinstatement for first semester students whose GPA fall between 2.75 and 2.99 does not apply to provisionally admitted students. If a provisionally admitted student falls below a 3.0 GPA in the first semester of study, the program may choose not to reinstate the student.