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:
- A completed Cleveland State application for admission (online or paper).
- 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.