There are separate sets of requirements and application processes depending upon whether you are applying as an internal (current Fontbonne student) or external (non-Fontbonne student) applicant. Please refer to the section below that applies to your situation.
CP applications are accepted through an internal process for students already admitted to Fontbonne University.
If you are not currently enrolled as a student, your first step will be to apply for admission. Please follow the links for application information for admission, depending on your situation (second degree seeking students should fill out the transfer application).
If you are a current Fontbonne student, please review the criteria listed below and consult with your academic advisor to determine when you are eligible to complete the CP application process.
*Applications will be considered for students who will have completed at least 75% (36 credits) of prerequisite courses by the semester they plan to enter the CP
**Fontbonne Student Conditional Admission Policy: Students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement at the time of application but who will be able to meet it within a reasonable amount of time may petition for conditional admission. These students must first submit a full application packet as outlined above. In the rejection letter, they will be invited to write a letter of petition outlining how they propose to meet the GPA requirement and a plan and timeline for doing so. Each case will be reviewed by the program director and program faculty, and the applicant will be informed of the committee’s decision within 30 days. If the student is admitted, the conditions of their admission will be specified in the acceptance letter and must be met in order to remain in the program.
Note: *DICAS applicants may submit a copy of their application if it adequately addresses the above items.
*Graduate Program Conditional Admission Policy: Applicants who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement but who demonstrate an aptitude to succeed in the program may be admitted on a conditional basis. If admitted, the student must achieve at least a 3.0 GPA at Fontbonne University upon completion of 12 graduate credit hours. This condition must be met in order to continue in the program.
Students will work with their academic advisor to determine their personal timeline for applying to the CP. Internal (current student) applications to the CP are accepted beginning November 1st with a priority deadline of February 1st for students applying for either first- or second-year entry. First year CP students begin the following fall semester, and second year students begin in the summer.
If applying for second year entry (i.e. summer start), the application deadline is March 15th. Students applying after this deadline will not be considered for the CP and will need to work with their advisor to select a new degree plan.
External (DPD graduate) applications to the CP are accepted beginning January 1st with a priority deadline of March 15th. External applicants meeting program eligibility requirements are accepted into the second-year class as space allows and will begin the CP the following summer semester.
To apply to the program, please follow the appropriate set of instructions as outlined above (internal vs external applicant).
Please contact Dena French, CP director for additional information at email@example.com.