Non-Degree Application

Special Students Program (Non-Degree)

The Special Students Program is designed to enable students to take graduate courses in arts and sciences without the commitment of enrolling in a degree program. Admission to special student status requires a bachelor's degree from a recognized undergraduate program with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75. Special status is for one term only (although the student may reapply for special status in a subsequent term). Up to 4 courses (12 credits) taken as a special student can be transferred to a degree program if the student is subsequently admitted into a Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences' department and if the department recommends the transfer. A transferred course must carry a grade of B or higher.

NOTE: Students who are seeking to take one or two advanced undergraduate courses as prerequisite to future graduate study are advised to register through the College of General Studies in Post-Baccalaureate Status: Post-Bac students are those who have completed an undergraduate degree and wish to take additional undergraduate courses on a non-degree seeking basis. Most Post-Bac students are interested in taking courses in order to facilitate a career change, as prerequisites for admission to a graduate program, or for personal enrichment.

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate postbaccalaureate will not be applied toward the degree requirements of a graduate program in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.