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FAQs about the Graduate Education Programs

If you have further questions, please contact the Director of Teacher Education and Certification Officer Denise Falconi, EdDYou may also contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at 610.527.0200 x2958 and ask to speak directly with Teresa Fitzpatrick.

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Q. Can I take courses as a non-matriculated student?

A: You can usually earn up to six graduate credits before applying for matriculated status. Students who already earned a master’s degree, or who are seeking additional courses for professional development, may earn Act 48 credits on a non-matriculated basis.


Q. I took graduate courses before coming to Rosemont. Can I transfer any credits?

A: At the time you apply for admission, you may make a written request to transfer a maximum of six graduate credits:

  • Transfer credits must not have been previously applied toward a graduate degree.
  • Transfer credits must act as an adequate "match" for your Rosemont program requirements.
  • Transfer credits must not have been taken more than five years prior to your request.
  • You must have earned a "B" (3.0) or higher in your transfer course.
  • Pass/Fail courses are not eligible for transfer.

Q. How will I know which courses to take each semester?

A: For each semester, you must discuss your course selection with your program advisor (either in-person or by email). A minimum of twelve graduate credits per semester (or six graduate credits per accelerated session) is considered a full-time.


Q. Can I apply for financial assistance?

A: You may apply for financial assistance if you are enrolled in a degree-granting program of study and pursuing a minimum of 4.5 credits each semester. You are eligible to apply for federal direct loans and Graduate Assistantships. Note: Graduate Assistantships are limited and competitive. To find more information, visit Rosemont's Financial Aid website.

Additionally, Rosemont offers several tuition management options where you can spread out payments over the course of your program. To find more information, visit Rosemont's Student Accounts website.


Q: How long will it take me to graduate?

A: The amount of time necessary to complete all program requirements varies on full-time or part-time student status. Students who pursue an accelerated full-time program usually complete their degree in fifteen months. You may consulate your program advisor to create a timeline for your course of study. Note: commencement exercises are each year in May.


Q: If I still have questions, how can I get more information?

A: Contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at 610-527-0200 and ask to speak directly with a Graduate Admissions Counselor to set up an individualized appointment at your convenience. Also, please feel free to contact the Program Director (xt. 2321; denise.falconi@rosemont.edu).