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Non-Degree Program Application Requirements and Deadlines

All applications must be submitted through the University’s Online Application System. Supplementary materials such as the statement of background and goals and resume should be uploaded into the online application system. Once the application is complete, it will be appropriate department's admissions committee. Average processing time for a completed application is three to four weeks.

Deadlines:

  • Spring – February 1
  • Summer – May 1
  • Fall – August 1

Non-Degree Study Application Checklist:

  • Completed Non-Degree Application
  • Transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate work to date (unofficial copies can be submitted, but official will be required upon acceptance)
  • Short Statement of Background and Goals
  • Resume
  • $20 Application Fee

Instructions for the Statement of Background and Goals:

In a short 1-2 page double-spaced essay, state your reason for undertaking graduate study. Convey how graduate study enhances your career plans. Also, discuss any substantial accomplishments, either collegiate, professional, or in the community, which cannot be inferred through other areas of your application. Finally, explicitly talk about your area of interest, such as nonprofit management or public finance, or any specific courses that you wish to take as non-degree student.

For more information, contact: 
Rockefeller College Office of Graduate Admissions
rockadmissions@albany.edu
 | 518-442-5396

Please note: This program requires an internship, field experience, study abroad component, or clinical experience requirement. Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet licensure requirements for certain professions. If applicants have concerns about this matter please contact the rockadmissions@albany.edu .