Non-degree special students
are those who choose to take coursework and are not registered in a program
of study that leads to a degree. Non-degree special students must submit an
application for admission for each academic year of study.
special students pay the full-time academic fee. Special students enrolling on a
part-time basis will pay for each course or half-course. Fees paid as a special
student cannot be applied to any subsequent degree program. Refund dates are
different for part-time special students; check the Student Accounts website for
Before applying, you should identify the courses you wish to
take and obtain approval from the graduate unit offering the course.
1. Full-time special students must have completed an appropriate bachelor’s
degree with good academic standing (mid B), from a recognized university. At
least two letters of reference are required for full-time special students.
2. Part-time special students must hold an appropriate bachelor’s degree, or
its equivalent, from a recognized university. Applicants who are accepted with
less than mid-B standing are not normally considered admissible to a master's
degree at a later day.
3. Other qualifications as specified by a graduate unit.