The Graduate Non-Degree (GND) program may be an option for you if you would like to:
- Explore courses for possible future enrollment in a graduate/professional degree program
- Take courses for personal or professional enrichment
- If you need to take a course for licensing, such as for teaching, contact the department/school to determine the best way to proceed.
If you are an international student and have questions about your eligibility to apply as a non-degree student, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting an application.
You must hold at least a bachelor’s degree to be eligible to apply to the GND program. Graduate non-degree students may enroll in graduate courses only or enroll in a combination of graduate and undergraduate courses in the same semester. Note: If you are planning on taking only undergraduate pre-requisites (400-level or below) to get into a graduate program, you should apply to the undergraduate non-degree program. Please consult with an advisor in your graduate program of interest on what courses you need to take. Also, any undergraduate courses taken as a GND student are at the graduate student credit hour rate.
While there is no deadline for the Graduate Non-Degree application, you should apply early to ensure you will get into the class(es) of your choice but at least a week before the semester starts. Normal application processing time is one week.
Admission to the GND program will not guarantee admission to a graduate degree program.