Graduate Nondegree Study

Taking Courses at the Master's Level

Nondegree students may enroll in a limited selection of courses offered by the School for Graduate Studies each term (fall, spring and summer). Please see the term guide for more information about course offering and restrictions. Graduate level course numbers range from 5000 to 7999.

Nonmatriculated students in the School for Graduate Studies are limited to no more than four graduate courses (12cr) of study and must provide an official transcript verifying completion of a bachelor's degree. More details about nonmatriculated study are available.

Graduate Nondegree Study Request:

  1. Apply for Graduate Nondegree Study through the online application. Applications for the spring 2021 term will be considered until December 31,2020.
  2. Please have an official transcript verifying completion of a bachelor's degree sent to the Empire State College, Admissions Office, 111 West Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. If using an electronic service, have the email sent to
  3. After we review your request and your transcript, you will be notified by the School for Graduate Studies whether or not you are accepted. If you are eligible for nonmatriculated study, you will receive an email from the School for Graduate Studies with information on getting started.

If you have questions, please contact Graduate Student Services at 518-587-2100, ext. 2429, or


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