Non-Degree Students: Graduate Credit

Students desiring to take courses for graduate credit but who have not been admitted to the University in a degree program, post-baccalaureate certificate program, or credential program, may enroll in courses for graduate credit, subject to the approval of an the Registrar and the graduate program director governing the desired coursework. Such students must demonstrate evidence of an earned baccalaureate degree and sufficient preparation for the intended coursework. Enrollment for non-degree students is subject to space availability in the desired course section(s).

Non-degree students may take a maximum of 8 semester units of graduate credit as non-degree students, and are subject to the tuition rate current at the time of enrollment. Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid. 

Non-degree students who later wish to apply for admission to a graduate program at Dominican must submit a complete application for admission for the desired program, and must meet all admission criteria in effect at the time of application. Graduate credit earned as a non-degree student at Dominican may be used to fulfill requirements for a subsequent graduate program at Dominican; the number of applicable units earned as a non-degree student may not exceed by themselves or in combination with external transfer credit, the maximum allowable units of transfer credit stated above.

For further information regarding admission as a non-degree student, please contact the Registrar's Office.