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Non-Degree Application

Non-degree status allows you to take a limited number of graduate courses without admission to a formal academic program (e.g., degree or graduate certificate). 

Admission as a non-degree student and successful completion of coursework while in non-degree status does not constitute admission to a degree program. Non-degree status is not eligible for financial aid.

Before continuing with the application, sure you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission

Application Materials

Application material requirements vary by non-degree admission type. 

All documents received by Ohio University in connection with an application become the property of Ohio University. Under no circumstances will they be returned or forwarded to any agency or other college or university. Documents for applicants who are not admitted or who are admitted but do not register are retained for one year and then destroyed.

Non-degree student

Select the program area where you want to take courses.

  • Application must include a copy of the official transcript from the institution where a bachelor's degree has been or will be granted, OR 
  • A copy of the official transcript from the institution where a master's or doctoral degree has been granted.

International exchange student

Select program "Global Exchange Partnerships ND9906"

  • In lieu of transcripts, your application must include a Certificate of Good Standing, completed by the international exchange coordinator at your home institution. 
  • Within the application, you must select the exchange program through which you are participating.
  • Any required test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to the Graduate College, institution code 1593.

Transient student

Select the program area where you want to take courses.

  • In lieu of transcripts,  your application must include a Certificate of Good Standing, completed by the Dean or Dean's representative.
  • A transient student may qualify for federal financial aid thorugh their home institution, but not through Ohio University.

Medical post-baccalaureate student

Select program "Osteopathic Post-Baccalaureate (Non-Degree) ND1209"

  • Applicants must first qualify through the Heritage College of Medicine.
  • Graduate non-degree application must include a copy of the official transcript from the institution where a bachelor's degree has been or will be granted

Medical continuing education

Select program "Osteopathic Medicine (Non-Degree) ND1210"

  • Application must include a copy of your current State of Ohio medical license
  • Current CV
  • Signed insurance disclaimer. Review information within application for specific details.

Post-baccalaureate

Select program "Post-Baccalaureate ND9951".

Students admitted under post-baccalaureate status may register on a regional campus any term, but are limited to Athens campus registration during summer term only. Students who want to register in non-degree status on the Athens campus during fall or spring term must apply to a different non-degree program.

Application fees

First Ohio University Non-degree Graduate Application $35 USD
Subsequent/Additional Ohio University Graduate Application $25 USD
Change of Application or Admission Term or Switch $10 USD

Post-baccalaureate (ND9951) does not require an application fee.

All application fees are non-refundable.

The Graduate College has no non-degree application fee waivers. Some academic programs may offer an application fee waiver on a case-by-case basis. Questions about program-based fee waivers should be directed to the academic program.

Application deadlines vary by program

If the program does not indicate a specific deadline, Graduate College deadlines are:

  Fall Spring Summer
US Citizen/Permanent Resident or student not
needing I-20 or DS-2019 immigration documents
August 1 December 1 April 1
International, needing I-20 or DS-2019 May 1 November 1 March 1

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The submission of any false information or fraudulent documents in connection with the application process is grounds for rejection of the application or dismissal from Ohio University regardless of the nature of other credentials.

The application fee is non-refundable.

In providing an application and inviting application, Ohio University places itself under no obligation to admit any individual person.