Applicants with a bachelor's degree qualify for graduate non-degree enrollment privileges and may register for both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Non-degree enrollment is usually requested for:
- Personal or professional development
- Licensure or re-certification
- Participation in a USC exchange program
Use the Non-Degree Application
Upload your transcripts or teaching certificate to prove that you have completed an
Former USC Grad Students and Current Applicants
Apply for First-time Non-Degree Status through the Update Request Form if you are a former USC - Columbia graduate student or a current applicant with an active degree-seeking application on file.
Did you have non-degree status previously, but were out for a major semester? Were
you admitted for non-degree status but need to change your starting term? If so,
select Renew Non-Degree Enrollment Privileges on the Update Request Form to reactivate your non-degree status.
Non-Degree Admission Limitations
Before you apply for non-degree admission, be sure you understand the following considerations.
Some courses are reserved for degree-seeking students. Check the Master Schedule for restrictions or contact the course department for more information.
Only six credit hours taken as a graduate non-degree student will apply to a future graduate degree program unless your program approves an exception.
Financial Aid Limitations
Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid.