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Non-Degree Student - MA

Application for Non-Degree Study

Non-Degree Student Instructions

Students who hold a bachelor’s degree and who wish to take a Gallatin graduate course as a non-degree student may submit an application for non-degree study. If space permits, non-degree students may choose from Gallatin proseminars or Gallatin graduate elective courses only.

Non-degree applicants must possess the same academic qualifications required for acceptance into a degree program. All applications for non-degree study will be reviewed by the course instructor.

The application and all supporting credentials must be submitted no later than three weeks before the start of classes. Please note: You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader if you wish to fill out the application online.

Non-degree students are not eligible for scholarships.

Non-degree students may enroll for a maximum of 12 units and must apply each semester to enroll.

Please note: Admission as a non-degree student does not constitute admission to a degree program and does not guarantee enrollment in a particular course.

Please Submit:

  • The Application for Non-Degree Study for the Gallatin School of Individualized Study

  • Official undergraduate university transcript indicating conferral of the BA degree

  • Official graduate transcripts, if applicable, indicating conferral of the MA degree or date expected

  • Statement indicating your reasons for applying as a non-degree student and the graduate course(s) you wish to take. In your statement, discuss why you wish to take the course(s) and how it fits into your general educational and long-term goals. Please list Gallatin graduate courses only. If you wish to take courses in other graduate schools of NYU, complete the application for non-degree study in the school in which you wish to take courses.

  • For those currently enrolled in an MA program outside of NYU, submit a letter from your department head or dean indicating that the Gallatin credit for which you register can be applied towards your current MA degree.

  • A nonrefundable $50.00 application fee in the form of personal check or money order, payable to New York University

  • Please send your payment and credentials to:

            The Gallatin School of Individualized Study
            New York University
            1 Washington Place, 8th Floor
            New York, NY 10003
            Attn: John Bradley