Undergraduate Admissions

Enrolling at Cleveland State

Non-Degree Applicants

Non-degree applicants are those who wish to take undergraduate courses or earn a certificate at Cleveland State for personal interest or professional growth, but are not interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree program.

Non-degree applicant restrictions:

  • Non-degree applicants must have graduated from high school at least one year prior to their enrollment.
  • International students on an F-1 visa are not eligible to be non-degree students.

Non-degree student limitations:

  • Scheduled to register for courses after degree-seeking students.
  • Required to have departmental approval before registering for upper-level courses (numbered at the 300 and 400 levels).
  • Not considered to be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program.
  • Ineligible for student financial aid.

When non-degree students are ready to pursue a bachelor’s degree program, they must reapply to Cleveland State as a degree-seeking student through Undergraduate Admissions at which time an additional application fee is not required.

A complete, non-degree application file includes:

  1. A completed Cleveland State application for admission (online or paper).
  2. A one-time, $30 undergraduate application processing fee.

Note that grade transcripts are not required of non-degree applicants but would be required at time of application for a degree-seeking program.

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