Non-Degree Seeking Admissions

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

Submit the following admission credentials to the Graduate School

  • An application for non-degree admission to Graduate School (click here)
  • Non-Degree Enrollment Form, in consultation with the chair of the department offering course(s).
  • Official copies of 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 with a cumulative GPA of 3.00.
  • International applicants must submit satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS scores.
  • Out-of-state and International applicants must submit a $25.00 application fee. The application fee can be paid by mailing a money order to the Division of Graduate Studies, or online using a credit or debit card by clicking Marketplace.

 

Program Information

  • Students in Non-Degree status may not enroll in more than six (6) hours per semester
  • Not more than a total of 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 apply for admission and 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 (maximum of 12 hours)

 

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.

 

General Application Deadlines

  • Fall – March 1
  • Summer – March 15
  • Spring – October 15

Please view  "Important Dates" for information on Registration.

Graduate registration for Non-Degree students is held 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
during each registration period.

Our office is on the First Floor of the H. P. Jacobs Administration Tower.