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Non-Degree Candidate (NDC) Admission

This admission category (also referred to as Graduate Special) allows you to take courses for graduate credit without pursuing a degree. Acceptance as an NDC does not guarantee admission to a graduate degree program.

Some programs have a minimum undergraduate grade point average for NDC admission. In addition, there are limits to the number of NDC credits that can be considered for transfer to a degree program (see credit transfer).

NDC students are usually not eligible for financial aid. Check with the Financial Aid Office regarding your particular situation. International applicants need to contact the Center for International Education for additional NDC requirements.

NDC application requirements
  • Bachelor's degree
  • English proficiency
  • $20 application processing fee

Most departments do not require transcripts for NDC admission, but check with your desired program to make sure.

Complete the UW System online admission application

Page last updated on: 01/16/2015