Non-Degree Admission

Application Information

Non-degree students may be classified as:

  • students earning thirty hours or more beyond the master's students qualifying for certification,
  • students earning credit to transfer to another university (transient students),
  • or students pending acceptance into a degree program.

Programs

  • Teacher Licensure 
  • Add-On Endorsement
  • Plus Thirty
  • Pre K-12 School
  • Professional School Counseling


Requirements & Prerequisites

Applicants must meet general admissions requirements of the Graduate School, and must have met all prerequisites for the courses in which they seek enrollment. Non-degree admission to the Graduate School is granted to those who wish to enroll in courses but do not intend to qualify for a degree. The non-degree admission category includes those entering Graduate School for these purposes:

  1. to complete certification requirements, students should consult with the certification officer in the College of Education;
  2. to earn thirty plus (30 +) hours beyond the Master's degree.
  3. to enrich their professional development.
  4. to transfer credits earned to degree program at another institution.
  5. pending admission to a degree program (9 Hour maximum).
  6. to enroll in the Certificate Program in Health Administration and Planning.

Credits earned in the non-degree category are not ordinarily requirements for degrees. If subsequently, a student classified as non-degree is accepted into a degree program, the student may by petition, if approved, carry forward not more than (9) semester hours of credit earned as a non-degree student.

Departments may restrict non-degree students to designated courses only. Non-degree students must have the approval of the department head (or designee) to enroll in a class.


Advisement

The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research is the Advisor for all non-degree students. These students are those who have checked "NON-DEGREE" on the Application for Admission. They may also be classified as:

  • students earning thirty hours or more beyond the master's students qualifying for certification,
  • students earning credit to transfer to another university (transient students),
  • or students pending acceptance into a degree program.

If any of these students desire to change their status to degree seeking, they must:

  • complete a "Change of Program or Personnel" form or an application for admission to the Graduate School,
  • submit all required documents such as test scores,
  • and subsequently be recommended for admission to the graduate degree program by the Graduate Faculty in that unit, in accordance with individual departmental program requirements.

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