Non-Degree/Special Students

A non-degree seeking or special student is one who would be eligible for admission as a degree or certificate candidate to the chosen program, but who is not interested in pursuing the credential.

Admitted students with non-degree seeking/special status are:

  • Permitted to enroll in courses for which they satisfy the prerequisites
  • Permitted to take up to 4 courses
  • Not qualified to receive financial aid
  • Not eligible for graduation
  • Required to reapply to become degree-seeking (Acceptance not guaranteed)

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission, a non-degree seeking or special student must submit the following:

  • A completed online application
    ◦   Indicate non-degree seeking under AAP Program tab in application
  • Uploaded unofficial transcripts (preferred) or copy of diploma
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Writing Applicants ONLY: Writing Sample
  • Send official transcript for the highest degree attained

Note: Applicants for Applied Economics and Communications must follow the same application process as degree-seeking students. Please refer to the program-specific web pages for admissions requirements.