Who is a Non-Degree Applicant?

You are a non-degree applicant if you are not interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree but are interested in taking one or two credit-bearing courses.

To qualify for non-degree admission, you must have received a high school diploma or its equivalency at least two years prior to you submitting your application. If you have already earned an undergraduate degree you will need to submit a graduate non-degree application.

Please note: Students previously denied admission to the University are ineligible to apply as non-degree applicants.

Non-Degree Application Requirements

In order to be considered for admission to Montclair State University as a non-degree applicant, you must:

  • Complete and submit the Montclair State Non-Degree Application.
  • Submit documentation showing proof of successful completion of your secondary education (a copy of your high school or equivalency diploma).

Submit all materials to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07043

Important Information for Non-Degree Applicants

Admission to the non-degree classification does not guarantee acceptance into a Montclair State University undergraduate degree program. A maximum of 12 credits may be applied toward the degree if you should choose to matriculate. As a non-degree student, you are not eligible for credit evaluations or academic advising. A non-degree application is valid for one semester of classes only. If you wish to retain non-degree status for more than one semester, you must resubmit the Non-Degree Application.