Apply to a Non-Degree Program

Non-degree study at the University at Albany can benefit individuals interested in exploring graduate study before applying to a program, working professionals interested in career enhancement, and those who are interested in developing a deeper understanding of a specific topic. Our programs include a significant number of online education courses.

The University’s non-degree programs allow you to take up to 12 credits without applying for admission to a degree-granting program. These graduate credits, once successfully attained, can then be applied to a degree program should you choose to continue your graduate education. Please note that achieving academic success as a non-degree student does not guarantee admission to a degree program

Areas of Non-Degree Study

You will find a wide range of non-degree programs in many academic areas. To view the complete list of non-degree programs offered, visit UAlbany Non-Degree Areas of Study.

Apply for Non-Degree Study

All non-degree applicants are required to submit a non-degree application online, accompanied by a non-refundable $20 application fee and an official transcript showing your highest degree conferred. The institution from which you earned your degree should send your official transcript to:

The Graduate School
UAB 121
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222.

A number of non-degree programs require additional application materials. Please see the UAlbany Non-Degree Areas of Study page for a listing of application requirements and instructions.

You should allow for a minimum of two weeks for application processing once all materials are received. In some cases, additional time may be necessary for application review.

Students enrolled in non-degree graduate study are not eligible for federal and state financial aid.

The Frequently Asked Questions about Non-Degree Study page of this web site can provide answers to many basic questions you may have. If you need more detailed help or have questions that are not answered in this section, please contact the Graduate School at or by calling (518) 442-3980

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