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Non-Degree Applications


Non-Degree Status Admission

Occasionally individuals will want to engage in graduate study without formally entering a graduate program. Such individuals should apply for a non-degree admission status at the time of application. All admission requirements must be met. Individuals remaining in this status may not receive a graduate degree. Courses taken while a person is in the non-degree status will be identified as non-degree on the student’s transcript. The non-degree student who, after taking courses in non-degree status determines to seek a graduate degree, must formally apply and be admitted to a graduate degree program under regular admission procedures. Graduate programs may or may not accept courses taken while a student is in non-degree status. No program may accept more than nine credits taken in non-degree status. Applicants admitted on a non-degree basis are not guaranteed regular full-admission status. Certain course restrictions apply for non-degree students.


Non-degree seeking students must complete an application packet as outlined with the exception of recommendation forms (not required). Carefully review the Non-Degree Status Admission section of the Clarion University Graduate Catalog. Write "non-degree" on application form under program to which you are applying.