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  Graduate School–Newark 2012–2014 Admission Nondegree Graduate Student Program  

Nondegree Graduate Student Program

Nondegree graduate study is available at the discretion of each of the graduate programs. Enrollment is on a part-time, nonmatriculated basis. For information on which programs offer nondegree study, contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.

To apply for nondegree admission, submit the application found at

With the approval of the appropriate graduate program director, as many as 12 credits earned in courses successfully completed in the nondegree program may be applied to satisfy requirements for students subsequently admitted to degree programs. Admission to a nondegree program, however, is independent and distinct from admission to a degree program. Each requires a separate application and fee, and admission to nondegree study does not guarantee admission to a degree program. Students are not permitted to accumulate more than 12 credits in nondegree study prior to matriculation in a degree program. To exercise this option, students must seek the credit within five years of taking the courses. In addition, they must apply and gain admission to a graduate degree program appropriate to the courses completed. Students must maintain a B average or better in their coursework. Students admitted to nondegree study must comply with the rules, regulations, and deadlines of the Graduate School–Newark.

*The application of more than 12 nondegree credits of coursework to a degree program is at the discretion of the dean of the Graduate-School Newark. These students are required to submit undergraduate transcripts with their application. Unofficial copies are acceptable.

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