Courses for Non-UB Students

Are you looking to take a class or two but not ready to enroll full-time in a degree program? Non-degree courses are a great way for you to earn credit and experience in the classroom. Non-degree study is possible within our four departments and many of the courses are available online.

Benefits of Non-Degree Study

You can take courses with the Graduate School of Education even if you’re not pursuing a degree. Non-degree, or non-matriculated, study is a great way to:
  • collaborate with our faculty and graduate students
  • conduct research
  • earn credit toward a future degree
  • experience college-level learning environments
  • improve your skills or train for employment through professional development
  • prepare for college-level or graduate study

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Applying for a Non-Degree Graduate Course

PLEASE NOTE: Students who hold a bachelor's degree are permitted to register for graduate coursework as non-degree students for a maximum of 12 credit hours. No more than 12 credits earned as a non-degree seeking student will be eligible for future use in a graduate degree program.

STEP ONE: View Course List / Contact the Department for Course Availability

Course listing PDFs are prepared for students who have never been formally accepted to a program within the Graduate School of Education.

In addition to the online application and $35.00 non-refundable fee, proof of a bachelor’s degree is required. You are required to obtain approval of the instructor of the desired class. You may take up to 12 credits as a non-matriculated student.

As a non-matriculating student, you are allowed to enroll (with instructor permission) in the courses on the course listing PDF.

Please Note

Application fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Course offerings are subject to change without notice. Please contact the department before registering for a course to be sure the course is available and will run, to avoid losing application fees. Our departments reserve the right to drop a non-matriculated student registered for a course if the spot is needed for a matriculated student in a program. You may choose to seek non-matriculated enrollment in a different course if availability exists.

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JENNIFER ROSSELAND-BATES

Phone: 716-645-1110

Email: jmr1@buffalo.edu

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JEN ANDRZEJEWSKI

Phone: 716-645-2455

Email: jjandrze@buffalo.edu

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BENJAMIN POREMSKI

Phone: 716-645-2412

Email: bmporems@buffalo.edu

STEP TWO: Apply for Non-Degree Status and Register

You will use the graduate form to register for courses numbered 500 and higher.

1. Complete an online application for non-degree status: You will need to attach a copy of your bachelor's degree transcript. A non-refundable $35 application fee can be paid electronically when you submit your online application.

PLEASE NOTE: Approval for non-degree student status does not grant permission for specific courses nor does it guarantee that any particular course will be available in a given semester. If you only are interested in taking a specific course, you should speak with the academic department and/or course instructor prior to applying.

To register for a graduate course that begins with:

2. Wait for review: Once your online application, application fee, and transcripts have been received, your application requesting non-degree status will be reviewed.

3. Enroll: Applicants granted non-matriculated status will then either (a) enroll in classes through the HUB Student Center if prior approval was granted or (b) be directed to their academic department for course selection and approval.

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