Second Degree Student Admission Guidelines
Second degree applicants are students who hold a baccalaureate degree, but wish to complete an additional degree at the University of Evansville. The same admission guidelines for transfer students apply to second degree students.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis (no specific deadline) and students are welcome to apply for either the fall or the spring semester.
Your application for admission will be carefully reviewed to determine your level of academic preparation and your potential for success at the University of Evansville. In addition, involvement in activities associated with college and the community in which you live is important.
To be considered for admission your cumulative college grade point average should be at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Comments from the Dean of Student Recommendation Form, included with the application for admission, will also be taken into consideration. You may supplement your application with a personal statement letter.
What documents do I need to provide?
- Second Degree Student application
- Application fee of $35 (fee waived if completing the online application)
- Official high school transcript
- Official transcript(s) from every post secondary school you have attended
- SAT or ACT score (If the score does not appear on your high school transcript, you will need to request it from the testing agency.)
- Recommendation Form from the Office of the Dean of Students where you have taken the majority of your classes or from the university that you have attended most recently (some students may need to submit two Recommendation Forms)
- Optional personal statement
How many credits must I complete to earn a degree from UE?
Students must earn a minimum of 63 credit hours and complete 51 percent of their major requirements at the University of Evansville.
What about financial aid for second degree students?
The University does not award scholarships to students who already posses a bachelor's degree, with the exception of applicants to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program; however, student loans are available through filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
The University recommends that you file your FAFSA electronically. To do so, first you need to obtain your PIN number by going to www.pin.ed.gov. Once the PIN is established, you can then complete the online FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
The University of Evansville has the following recommended application deadlines.
- Applications for the fall semester are due by August 1. After August 1, applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
What about orientation, registration, housing, meal plans, etc.?
Once you are admitted and have submitted your $300 reservation deposit, you will receive a packet which includes applications for housing, meal plans, health card, and information about STAR (Student Transfer Advising and Registration). STAR is held in January for students enrolling for the spring semester and in June or August for students enrolling for the fall semester. At STAR you will meet current students and administrators to learn more about UE. You will also meet with a faculty advisor who will assist you in course selection and registration.