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 courses are 5000-7000.

Nonmatriculated students are limited to no more than three graduate courses 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 2020 term will be considered until December 23, 2019.
  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.
  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 containing registration login and password information.

If you have questions, please contact Graduate Student Services at 518-587-2100, ext. 2225, or


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