Nondegree and Transient Applicants
Students from another university may enroll in up to two graduate courses at Clarion University on the courtesy basis of transferring the earned credits back to their current institution.
Checklist for Transient Students
_____Complete the online Graduate Application
_____Select Non-Degree Applicant – Transient as a major
_____Submit a copy of your undergraduate transcripts showing the bachelor's degree awarded.
_____ A letter (on university letterhead) from the academic department of the university where you are currently enrolled as a graduate master's student. The letter must indicate that the university will accept the Clarion graduate credits in transfer to your master's program at that university. This letter should include the specific course approved for transfer credit.
The letter is to be sent directly to:
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
840 Wood Street
Clarion, PA 16214
Students who want to engage in graduate classes without formally entering a graduate program may take up to nine credits under non-degree status. 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.
Applicants admitted on a non-degree basis are not guaranteed regular full-admission status. Certain course restrictions apply for non-degree students. No more than 6-9 graduate credits of work completed as a non-degree student may later be transferred to a degree or certificate program.
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.