A matriculant (degree student) is one who has received formal written acceptance by the College and department for work toward a specific graduate degree. Candidates for a Lehman graduate degree will be admitted unconditionally if they have no deficiencies in prerequisite undergraduate coursework and meet all other College and departmental entrance requirements. Conditional admission to matriculated status may be offered to applicants who have deficiencies in prerequisite undergraduate coursework, or who lack the minimum Grade Point Average. "Conditions" are defined, at the time of admission, as a limited number of specific undergraduate courses (normally, either a maximum of 6 credits that must be completed within one year or a maximum of 12 credits that must be completed in three semesters), or a Grade Point Average that must be maintained during either the first or the first two semesters of matriculation.