Each year a small number of applicants are admitted as provisional students. Provisional students may or may not meet all regular admission standards, but show unusual promise for becoming successful Warren Wilson students. The provisional status limits students to 12-14 credit hours during the first semester, instead of the regular 16-18, and they must enroll in College Academic Skills. Provisional status is lifted after successful completion of the first semester. Provisional students are considered degree-seeking students, and typically do not take extra time to graduate.