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Non-degree Students

Non-degree students: 

  • Have  a bachelor's degree and have fulfilled the prerequisites for the graduate courses they  want to take
  • Do not wish to pursue a degree but want to enroll in graduate-level courses
  • Intend to seek admission to a graduate program, but have not yet completed admissions requirements

Application for Non-degree Status (Non-matriculated)

  • Applicants must  complete and submit an online non-degree application with the non-refundable $25 application fee (MasterCard, Visa, Discover only).
  • Non-degree applications can only be submitted for the fall and spring semesters*.
  • An official transcript must be submitted documenting that the applicant  holds a baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution. If a transcript is not available at the time of registration, applicants will be given 30 days from the first day of classes to provide one.
  • Non-degree students remain active and are eligible to register for subsequent semesters unless there is a hold on their record.
  • Students who plan to subsequently apply for admission to a graduate program should consult with the academic department before engaging in non-degree graduate study.
  • Select graduate courses are available to students in non-degree status.
  • Non-degree students are not eligible to register for 700-800 level courses.
  • A limited number of transfer credits and/or credits completed on a non-degree basis can be applied towards a degree program.


*Please note: If you are only interested in taking summer or winter courses, please visit the Office of Special Sessions and Programs website or call (585) 395-5720.

Last Updated 10/2/12