Students talking outdoorsNon-Degree-Seeking Status

Non-degree-seeking status is designed for students who wish to enroll in graduate classes without pursuing a specific degree. It does not represent admission into a degree program or imply automatic admission into a degree program at a later date.

Applicants who are admitted as non-degree-seeking admission students can apply for degree-seeking admission for future terms. Should a student later decide to apply to one of our graduate degree programs, the student will need to submit a complete application for the desired program. Students looking to transfer credits into their desired program will need to follow guidelines stated in the Transfer Credit Policy in the IUP Graduate Catalog. For more information about applying to a degree-seeking program, please visit the Apply Now page.

Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for financial aid and will need to receive department permission before registering for classes from the program coordinator. After being admitted to a non-degree-seeking program, students will receive information from Graduate Admissions about how to register for coursework.

Non-Degree Application Process

Students pursuing non-degree-seeking status may take an unlimited number of courses under this admission category. Along with the application, applicants must also submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities in which a degree was earned. As you proceed, please ensure that you select “Graduate Non-Degree Seeking” as your program of choice in the application.  You will then be prompted to choose the program for which you would like to take coursework.