Graduate Non-Degree Seeking Students
Individuals holding a bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from a college or university that grants degrees recognized by The University of Arizona, may enroll in graduate-level courses without being admitted to a specific graduate degree program. Such students may enroll in graduate-level course work as their qualifications and performance permit. It is advisable to contact the department(s) offering courses of interest to ensure that those courses are available to non-degree students. Non-degree students are not eligible for federal financial aid or for any financial assistance offered by The University of Arizona. International applicants with a student visa are not eligible for graduate non-degree admission.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum required cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.000 for admission to a graduate degree program may enroll in graduate non-degree status. After completing 12 consecutive semester units of graded (A, B, C) 500-level or higher course work with a minimum 3.000 GPA, non-degree students may apply for admission to a graduate degree program.
Up to 12 units of graduate credit earned in non-degree status, and/or transferred from other institutions, may be applied toward a graduate degree program once the student obtains regular admission to a degree program.
Applications for non-degree status, along with the required application fee, must be submitted to the Graduate College no later than 7 days before classes begin. To avoid late registration penalties assessed by the Bursar's Office, students should be admitted and registered for classes, with accounts paid in full, before the first day of classes. See the Bursar's Office for current fee and payment information. Non-Degree Applications may be printed or obtained from the Graduate Admissions Office.
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