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Graduate Non-Degree Seeking Application

Before submitting an application, make sure you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission and have reviewed the application deadlines listed below.

Non-degree status allows you to register for graduate courses without admission to a degree-seeking program. Admission as a non-degree student and successful completion of coursework while in non-degree status does not constitute admission to a degree program. To have a degree conferred you must apply and be admitted to the appropriate degree program. Unless otherwise noted, non-degree status is not eligible for federal financial aid. 

If you are currently enrolled in graduate status at Ohio University and wish to add a certificate, submit the Update of Graduate Academic Program form.  


Select Application Link by Term 

Graduate Non-degree Application: 
Spring 2022

Apply Now: Spring 2022

Graduate Non-degree Application: 
Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and future terms 

Apply Now: Summer 2022,
Fall 2022, & Future Terms


Non-Degree Admission Categories 

Certificate Programs 
  • Participants in Ohio University’s graduate-level certificate programs in a non-degree status
Educator Workshops 
  • Teacher Education Workshops for licensed teachers 

International Exchange 
  • Participants in Ohio University’s graduate-level international exchange programs

Licensure Endorsement 
  • Participants in Ohio University’s endorsement programs for licensed teachers
Medical Continuing Education 
  • DO/MD with a current State of Ohio medical license for auditing hands-on courses in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 

Medical Post-Baccalaureate 
  • Applicants must first qualify through the Heritage College of Medicine  

Non-Degree 
  • Admission for the purpose of taking a limited number of classes in an academic discipline without admission to a degree or certificate program 

Patton College Professional Development Institute 
  • Ohio Department of Education’s Alternative Resident Educator Licensure program 

Post-Baccalaureate 
  • Limited registration ability for graduate courses offered through a regional campus or Ohio Online in any term or Athens campus registration during summer term.  

Transient 
  • Students in a graduate program at a different university seeking to take a limited number of courses for transfer back to their home institution.


Application Materials 

  • Certificate Programs 

    • Completed application form 

    • Application fee 

    • A copy of the official transcript from the institution where a bachelor’s degree has been or will be granted 

    • Additional materials as required by program (review the certificate program webpage) 

  • Educator Workshops 

    • Completed application form 

    • Application fee 

    • Applicants must include their valid Ohio teaching license number on the application form in the space provided 

  • International Exchange  

    • Completed application form 

    • Certificate of Good Standing 

    • No transcripts are required

    • No application fee required 

  • Licensure Endorsement 

    • Completed application form  

    • Application fee 

    • Applicants must include their valid Ohio teaching license number on the application form in the space provided 

  • Medical Continuing Education 

    • Completed application form 

    • Copy of your current State of Ohio medical license 

    • Current CV 

    • Signed insurance disclaimer: “I understand that my participation in the OMM course will be covered by my personal malpractice insurance (carrier, policy number, and coverage amount) and Ohio University’s malpractice and general liability insurance are not available to me as I audit the class.” 

    • No application fee required 

  • Medical Post-Baccalaureate 

    • Completed application form 

    • Heritage College of Medicine will provide a copy of your official bachelor’s degree transcript 

  • Non-degree 

    • Completed application form 

    • Application fee 

    • Copy of the official transcript from the institution where a bachelor’s degree has been or will be granted 

  • Patton College Professional Development Institute 

    • Completed application form

    • Application fee

    • A copy of official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended 

    • Applicants must include their valid Ohio teaching license number on the application form in the space provided

  • Post-Baccalaureate 

    • Completed application form 

    • No transcripts are required 

    • No application fee required 

  • Transient 

    • Completed application form 

    • Application fee 

    • Certificate of Good Standing 

    • No transcripts are required 

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 

$10 USD 

All application fees are non-refundable 

*unless otherwise noted in under Application Materials.  

The Graduate College offers a waiver of the application fee for participants of the McNair Scholars Program.

Application Deadlines*

Application deadlines vary by program and not all programs admit every semester. Check the program’s webpage for admission terms and deadlines. 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 

 

*Educator Workshop applications are due by the workshop registration deadline 

* 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.

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