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Are You a Non-Degree-Seeking Student?

A non-degree seeking student is defined as a student planning to take undergraduate courses for personal enrichment, a certificate, a teaching endorsement, or to transfer to another institution.

Financial Aid

As a reminder, non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid. If you have questions regarding the financial aid policy for non-degree seeking students, please contact financialaid@wsu.edu.

Military and Veterans

Those who are eligible for military or veteran’s benefits may be able to use them even if they are not seeking a degree. Visit our Global Campus Military and Veterans page or contact the WSU Veteran’s Affairs Office at veterans@wsu.edu to learn more.

How to Apply

  • Review the deadlines.
  • Check the requirements. You do not need any college credits and are not required to have a minimum grade point average to apply as an undergraduate non-degree seeking student. Official transcripts are not required.
  • Confirm that the course(s) you wish to take is offered through Global Campus, then check if the course has a prerequisite, or requires approval. Here’s how:
    • Go to the Schedules of Classes (schedules.wsu.edu).
    • Select the link for the Global Campus term you wish to apply for. New term information is available approximately four weeks prior to the start of registration.
    • Find the course you wish to take by selecting a prefix. If the course is offered through Global Campus that term, you’ll see it listed.
    • Select the More Information link to access the course information page.
      • Check the Prerequisites section for any prerequisites.
      • Also check the Special Notes section to determine if permission is needed to enroll.
    • If you have questions about whether you can enroll in a course or if seats are available, please ask us: online@wsu.edu.
  • Select this link to fill out the non-degree application. Applications for undergraduate non-degree seeking students may be accepted through the first day of the semester, but we recommend applying as soon as possible. The application fee is $25. If you plan to earn a certificate, please select that certificate on the application. You can also let us know by email: online@wsu.edu.

What Happens Next?

  • WSU’s Office of Admissions will review your application materials and notify you of its decision.
  • If you are admitted, the Global Campus will send you an email welcome message with registration information.
  • When your enrollment appointment time begins, if you find that you are not able to enroll in a course, email online@wsu.edu for assistance.

Note: Are you seeking a graduate certificate? Apply to the WSU Graduate School Graduate Certificate Program. Do you want to enroll in 500-level courses? Apply to the WSU Graduate School as a Non-Degree Graduate (pdf).