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Non-Degree Graduate Students|Admissions

Non-Degree Graduate Application Process

The non-degree graduate admission status is a special status that is not available to international students or students who have a suspension status at UW or any other college or university.

Non-degree students CANNOT receive financial aid or UW scholarships.

Step 1: Apply for Admission and pay the $50 application fee

Prospective graduate students may elect to enroll in UW graduate courses as a "non-degree" student. Under this admission status, graduate students may only apply 12 credit hours taken as "non-degree" toward a graduate degree pending approval by the student's graduate committee (assigned after student is admitted in to a graduate program). Graduate students applying as non-degree are encouraged to discuss courses with their anticipated graduate program to avoid problems if/when they are formally admitted to that program.


Step 2: Provide Proof of Bachelor's Degree

Send official transcripts to:

UW Admissions Office
Dept. 3435, 1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071


Step 3: Register for Courses

Register for courses. Advising is not required to register, however it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you discuss courses with your anticipated graduate program in advance. Not all coursework will be applied toward a graduate degree.


If you have any questions about whether or not applying as a non-degree student is right for you, please contact the Admissions Office at (800) 342-5996.

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