Non-Degree Seeking Applicants

Becoming a Non-Degree Student

NDSU welcomes students who want to grow academically but are not seeking a degree.  If you would like to enroll as a non-degree student, limited to 15 total credits, you should take the following steps:

  • Submit your application for admission to the Office of Admission. 
  • Enroll in a limited number of courses, up to 15 total credits. 
  • Submit the required official transcripts if you attempted coursework within one year prior to your application.


Students Enrolled at Another institution

If you’re currently enrolled at another college or university and you plan to take limited coursework at NDSU with the intention of transferring your NDSU credits to your home institution, you should follow the application procedures for non-degree student status.


Additional Conditions

Some courses are limited to students in select programs of study or in specified classifications (such as junior or senior status); some are also restricted by prerequisite or corequisite coursework. If restrictions are placed on the courses in which you are interested in enrolling as a non-degree-seeking student, you can seek permission to enroll through the appropriate academic department. Specific information by course is available in the course catalog.

  • Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.
  • Appropriate high school and college transcripts will be required if you wish to take additional courses (more than 15 credits) or become a degree-seeking student.