A student’s status is changed to classified standing when an official Study Plan has been approved. An official study plan is approved once all the pre-classification requirements have been met. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate the request for classified standing by either making an appointment with your Graduate Programs Advisor or filling out a petition for classification.
NOTE: Unclassified students have “restricted enrollment” until they have petitioned for classification and been approved.
What is Restricted Enrollment?
There are a limited number of courses open to students who have not petitioned or been granted classified status. Students who are unclassified are only eligible to enroll in unrestricted courses. Once you have submitted your petition for classification and it has been approved you will then eligible to enroll in restricted courses.
(once Mathematical Qualifying Exam (MQE) is completed through the testing center)
|ISDS361A or Econ340||Econ201|
|Econ202||Econ310 or Econ315|
|Econ320||400 level electives|
*Note: Math135 may be completed at a community college. Please check assist.org for equivalencies. If taken at a community college an official transcript must be sent directly to your graduate advisor once grades are posted.
Restricted Courses (classified standing)
|500 Level Electives|
When do I initiate a request?
Students will submit a petition for classification once they have enrolled in all required pre-classification courses. In addition the necessary documents must also be submitted from the list below:
Math135 Business Calculus or equivalent
must be completed by the end of your second semester in the program
- ISDS361A or Econ340
- Econ201, 202, 310 or 315, and 320
- If required a 400 level econ elective
- Submit Concentration Approval Sheet
- Submit the "Review of Prerequisites Requirements" form
To assist you with planning enrollment each semester please use your advising worksheet and the matrix that pertains to your program.
So that you do not run into registration problems keep in mind that it takes 4-5 business days to process your petition for classification. It is required that you petition for classification:
Spring Registration - Petitions should be filed no later than September 1st so that you do not run into registration problems with restricted courses in the Spring.
Summer Registration - Petitions should be filed no later than March 1st so that you do not run into registration problems with restricted courses in the Summer.
Fall Registration - Petitions should be filed no later than June 1st so that you do not run into registration problems with restricted courses in the Fall.
How do I initiate a request?
You are welcome to schedule an appointment using the online calendar. However, the most efficient way to request classification is by email.
- Fill out the Petition for Classification
Note: MSIT students are not required to file a petition.
Submit the petition via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you schedule an appointment use the calendar titled "classification" and bring a completed “Petition for Classification” with you to the meeting. The petition takes 4-5 business days to process.