Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies – Non-Matriculant Students

Individuals interested in taking NYU School of Professional Studies Division of Applied Undergade Studies courses to help explore a specific degree program or to gain specific knowledge before committing to a full program of study can apply for non-matriculant status (also known as special student status) by completing the online application for the associates degree or the bachelors degree. There are four non-matriculant categories:

  • Post Baccalaureate Classification. The post baccalaureate classification is for applicants who already possess baccalaureate degrees. Students are limited to 24 credits.
  • Degree Completion Classification. The degree completion classification is for applicants who need 30 or fewer credits to complete a degree at another institution. Students are limited to 30 credits. Students must have an agreement in writing from the registrar at their home institution and approval from the associate dean of the Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies.
  • Visiting Student Classification. The visiting student classification is for students who are in good standing at another institution and who have permission to take courses at New York University. Students are limited to 30 credits.
  • Special Student Classification. All other applicants interested in taking courses to gain further knowledge in a specific area without enrolling in a degree program can apply as a special student. These students are limited to 12 credits.

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Admissions Criteria for Non-Matriculant Students

Application Form

Fill out the online application for the associates degree or the bachelors degree and upload your supporting materials.

Official Transcripts

Official or unofficial copies of college or university transcripts are required for advisement.

I've Applied! What's Next?

Typically, an admission decision is rendered within two to four weeks of the submission of your completed application beginning in:

  • March for the fall semester
  • September for the spring semester
  • February for the summer semester

Prior to the start of the semester, you will meet with an academic advisor to discuss your course elections. You must meet all prerequisites for elected courses.