Graduate Non-Degree Seeking

Enrollment as a post-bachelor's non-degree student is subject to approval by the Office of Admissions provided the student is in good academic standing at the last institution attended. Registration is on a space-available basis and, in some cases, may require departmental approval. Applicants who have been denied admission as a degree-seeking student or who missed the deadline for submitting a degree-seeking application will not be considered for enrollment as a non-degree student. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible to receive financial aid. 

Coursework taken as a non-degree student carries no degree credit. Up to 15 semester hours earned as an undergraduate non-degree student may be applied toward an undergraduate degree only with the approval of the appropriate dean at the time of reclassification. Up to 12 semester hours earned as a graduate non-degree student may be applied toward a graduate degree only with the approval of the appropriate department chair and dean at the time of reclassification provided that a grade of "B" (3.0) or better has been achieved. Non-degree students must adhere to the same academic rules that govern degree-seeking students (i.e., application deadlines, fees, drop/add, withdrawals, grading, retention policies, etc.).

Students seeking reclassification from non-degree student status to degree-seeking status must submit an application via the standard admission procedures. All information used to make an admission decision must be received by the published deadline. Enrollment as a non-degree student does not guarantee admission to the University as a degree-seeking student at a later date.

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