Frequently Asked Questions - Provisional status
Provisional status means a restriction has been placed upon your automatic movement from non-degree to regular status. You have satisfied the general requirements to move from non-degree to degree-seeking, but you have yet to remove this restriction. Your status is therefore provisional until this restriction is removed. For example, you may have been required to retake a TOEFL exam and have yet to do so. Once you have removed this restriction then you would move from Provisional to Regular Status.
No. You need to submit a "Graduate: Change of Program or Degree Staus" form to request your status change. If you have provided the requisite information in your application (including the formal transcripts from your previous universities and three letters of recommendation), you have earned at least a B grade from your core courses, and your overall GPA is 3.0 or better, you should be moved to regular master's status.