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Non-Degree Seeking Graduate Students

The College of Communication admits non-degree seeking students who wish to take a maximum of two courses to complete prerequisites for admission, professional development or personal enrichment. Coursework completed in non-degree status may or may not be applicable to a degree program; it is subject to approval by an advisor and appropriate department chair.*

To apply as a non-degree student, please submit the following materials:

  • College of Communication online graduate application
  • $40 domestic application fee, $75 international application fee
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts showing evidence of having earned a bachelor's degree (minimum grade point average preferred is 3.0 on a 4-point scale)
  • Personal statement explaining your reasons for taking courses as a non-degree student (maximum 750 words)

Applications are accepted for fall, winter and spring quarters. After admission, students must contact their academic advisor in order to discuss course selection and availability.

Contact the Office of Graduate Admission with questions about admission criteria or the application process.

*Students who wish to continue in a degree-seeking program must submit a new graduate application for their intended program and any additional admission documents required.

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