nondegree students take graduate level course work for
personal enrichment, professional development, certification
or to familiarize themselves with the rigors of a graduate
program before applying. Graduate nondegree students
are admitted to the university, not to a specific degree
granting, graduate program. Graduate Nondegree
status is also appropriate for students actively pursuing
a graduate degree at another college or university, and
who wish to earn graduate credit for transfer back to
deadlines for admission as a graduate nondegree student
are as follows:
students apply by:
U.S. students apply by:
Applicants" are US citizens or approved permanent
residents of the United States, or those who have been
granted asylee, or refugee status in the United States.
Applicants" are not US citizens, permanent
residents, refugees, or political asylees.
We have made important changes to tuition and fee policies.
F or J visa holders: If
you are an F or J visa holder, or you will need an F
or J visa to study in the United States, your ability
to be admitted to Graduate Nondegree at The Ohio State
University is restricted. All international graduate nondegree applications are subject to a Graduate School review.
Instructions and Application for
Graduate Nondegree Students
NONDEGREE RESTRICTIONS AND POLICIES:
to graduate nondegree status neither guarantees
nor implies subsequent admission to a degree program.
Regular degree seeking students must submit a separate
application in order to be considered for graduate
classes are restricted to degree seeking students
only. You should contact
the graduate program to be sure that the course
you wish to take will be available.
a graduate nondegree student applies to a regular
graduate degree program, and is admitted, no more
than seven hours of graduate credit accumulated
while in this nondegree classification may be counted
towards the graduate degree.
Ohio State graduate students should contact the
School office for information about re-entering
and registration. Contact them by phone at:
nondegree students may not receive university
fellowships or graduate associateships.