Only students who are enrolled in the two-year curriculum and have successfully completed at least one year of study are eligible to apply for admission to the four-year curriculum. All incoming students, including those who possess degrees, must follow this path. The deadline to apply for the four-year curriculum or for graduation is January 31.

Acceptance into the third year is based upon established performance, ability and future prospects. It typically takes a total of four years to finish this course of study—including the completion of the two-year curriculum. However, students who have numerous approved transfer credits could advance to the senior class after the completion of the two-year curriculum.