Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent may wish to take courses for graduate credit without enrolling in a specific degree program. This might, for instance, be to meet employer or certification requirements, to facilitate a research exchange, or to transfer graduate credits to another university. This option might also be used by students who are in the process of applying for a degree program but who wish to begin taking courses immediately.
How to Apply for Nondegree
Application Form. Proof of Bachelor’s Degree (photocopy acceptable)
NOTE: Michigan Tech graduates do not need to provide proof of degree.
For K-12 Teachers ONLY: Proof of current certification (photocopy acceptable)
Application Deadlines and Graduate Standing
There is no application deadline.
Cost of Study
Current tuition. Practicing K–12 teachers who provide proof of certification qualify for the Applied Science Education graduate tuition rate.
Conditions of Nondegree Graduate Status
Courses taken prior to admission to nondegree seeking status will be reported on an undergraduate transcript and will not transfer as graduate course work.
Graduate-level courses will appear on the transcript as, and be transferable as, graduate level credits. NOTE: Failure to provide proof of bachelor’s degree prior to completion of a course will result in any credits earned being reported on an undergraduate transcript.
TOEFL or GRE scores are not required for admission. Students whose academic or language proficiency is not sufficient for acceptable participation in the chosen class will be advised to register for a lower-level class and/or will be expected to take language courses concurrent with the graduate enrollment.
Admission to a graduate degree program will require submission of a standard application for graduate admission.
Nondegree seeking students can transfer a maximum of 1/3 of the total number of non-research credits required for a specific graduate degree if they change from nondegree seeking to degree-seeking status at Michigan Tech.
Departments and programs determine which courses taken by nondegree seeking students can be used to satisfy requirements for a specific degree.