Applying to Graduate Non-Degree
The Ohio State University offers the opportunity for students to be admitted to the Graduate School in general without being admitted to a degree-granting program. Non-degree students can take graduate-level coursework. Some common reasons include: personal enrichment, professional development of certification, to familiarize themselves with the rigor of graduate study or to earn graduate credit that can be applied to a degree program at another college or university.
It is important to note that if you take courses Graduate Non-Degree and wish to transfer them into a degree program at Ohio State, only 7 credit hours will count towards your degree.
Before applying, make sure to check out the application instructions .
- Go to gpadmissions.osu.edu.
- Select About Graduate
- Select Non-Degree study
- Choose Apply and determine your application term.
If you have previously enrolled as a degree-seeking student in the Graduate School at Ohio State, use the Transfer of Graduate Program form instead of the application.
Transferring in Graduate Non-Degree Credits
If you have already taken Graduate Non-Degree courses and have been accepted into a degree-granting Graduate program that will accept the credits, follow the directions under Graduate Non-Degree Transfer Credit here .