University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Graduate Nondegree Status

Graduate Non-degree Admission

Graduate non-degree admission is a graduate status allowing students to receive graduate credit for coursework without being formally admitted to a graduate degree program.

Academic Eligibility

Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree (or higher degree) from a regionally accredited college or university prior to enrollment in the graduate non-degree status.  You will need to provide official transcripts reflecting all undergraduate and/or post-baccalaureate study to the Grad School: (Prior students of UM do not need to submit their UM transcripts.)

Acceptance as a Graduate Nondegree student does not imply future admission to a degree program.

Students do not earn graduate credit in a post-baccalaureate (undergraduate non-degree) status.

A student may not be admitted to both non-degree and degree status within a single semester.  Students enrolled in a nondegree status at the time of acceptance into a degree program will be admitted to the degree program for the following semester.

How to Apply

  1. Apply Online at the Graduate School website. (Application fee is a non-refundable $60 fee)
    ***Lawful Permanent Residents or International Applicants Only
  2. Complete Pre-Registration Immunization Requirement Form
    All applicants are required to submit a completed Pre-Registration Immunization Requirement Medical History Record to the Curry Health Center two weeks prior to registration. It is especially important that the immunization record be complete and accurate and validated by a health official.
    ***If you will be taking distance classes only fill out the distance learner form and return it to The Graduate School to get your health hold removed. If this form is submitted, the system will not allow you to register for on-campus classes.**
  3. Deadline - We highly recommend graduate non-degree applications be submitted prior to the first day of the semester. This allows applicants adequate time to submit a pre-registration immunization requirement form to the Curry Health Center, register for courses, finalize, and pay tuition/fees prior to late fee assessment.