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
  • Official Transcripts

    JHU AAP accepts official transcripts that are electronically sent directly from the granting institution and emailed to

    If your institution does not provide electronic transcripts, request that your institution send an official transcript directly to:

    Johns Hopkins University
    Advanced Academic Programs
    Transcript Processing Center
    32 Mount Joy Street, Suite 300
    Mount Joy, PA 17552

  • 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.