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Non-Degree and Visiting Students

A prospective applicant who has completed a bachelor’s degree may qualify to take graduate-level courses without fully matriculating into a graduate degree program. Non-degree study may be an appealing option if any of the following applicant scenarios apply to you.

  • You are seeking to take graduate-level coursework for your own personal interests, career advancement, or professional development.
  • You are currently in the process of applying for a graduate degree program at Montclair State University.
  • You are currently a graduate student in good standing enrolled at another college/university and wish to take courses at Montclair State with the intention of transferring credits earned back to their home institution.

How to Apply

Non-degree applicants should follow the instructions available on the How to Apply portion of the Graduate School website.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission requires a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in a bachelor’s degree program and proof of degree conferral.
  • An official transcript should be mailed to The Graduate School from the college or university where you received your bachelor’s degree. If you are applying to be a visiting student, please also request an official transcript from the school you are currently attending.
  • There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.

International Non-Degree Students

  • Non-degree status is not available to international applicants seeking F-1 visas.
  • Applicants who did not receive an undergraduate or graduate degree from a U.S. accredited college or university must submit the required course-by-course transcript evaluation from a member of NACES or Educated Choices.
  • If your undergraduate or graduate degree is from an institution where English is not the official language of instruction, please submit official TOEFL or IELTS scores that are less than two years old. View TOEFL and IELTS score requirements.

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