Information for Non-Degree Status

Students may be granted special admission to earn certification, update professional skills, earn transfer credit, or attend a workshop. Applicants must file:

    • Application for Admission (Non-Degree)
    • Non-Degree Enrollment Form, in consultation with the chair of the department offering course(s).
    • Transcript(s) direct from accredited universities/college(s) to Graduate Admissions. Applicants must possess a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 (undergraduate degree) or a graduate degree.
    • International applicants whose native language is not English must submit a satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS score.
    • Out-of-state and International applicants must submit a $25.00 application fee.

  • Students in Non-Degree status may not enroll in more than six (6) hours per semester.
  • Not more than twelve (12) hours may be taken while in Non-Degree status.
  • Approval for Non-Degree status does not guarantee subsequent admission to a degree conferring program.
  • Non-Degree students who may wish to continue at a later date must earn a 3.00 average for any graduate courses completed as a special student.
  • Non-Degree students who wish to earn a degree at a later date must meet all regular admission criteria and earn a GPA of 3.00 for any course completed in non-degree status.
  • Credit earned in Non-Degree status is treated as transfer credit. A maximum of 12 hours may be transferred to a degree program.

  • Registration Procedure
  • After the appropriate credentials are on file with the Division of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Dean will authorize admission as a Non-Degree Student.
  • The student should meet with the department chair or designee offering the desired course(s) for advising and course selection.
  • Approval for these courses is obtained by the student with the signature of the appropriate department chair.
  • The student is enrolled into the selected courses by the departmental chair.
  • Students in Non-Degree Status are admitted for only one (1) semester. To enroll in a subsequent semester, the student must re-apply.
  • After enrollment in courses, registration is completed by payment of fees and tuition