Non-Degree Application Process
If you possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, it is possible to pursue enrollment in graduate and undergraduate level courses on a non-degree basis, in one of the following categories:
- Graduate Credit - A student earning graduate credits to apply toward a master's degree, certification, or certificate program.
- Permanent Certification - A currently certified educator earning credits toward requirements for permanent teacher certification (Instructional II).
- Transient - A student earning credits for transfer to another institution.
- Professional Development - A student earning graduate and/or undergraduate credits for self-improvement and professional development.
- Educator Workshops - A student earning credits through educator source workshops (EDW). These workshops may not be included in a master's degree program at Millersville University. Please click here for instructions on admission/registration to Educator Workshops (EDW).
Non-degree applicants should complete an online application. The on-line application portal accepts the $40 application fee using most major credit cards.
It is important to understand that enrollment as a non-degree student does NOT include admission to a degree, certification, or certificate program. While success as a non-degree student does not guarantee admission into a graduate degree, certification, or certificate program, it is another piece of evidence that an applicant could use in their graduate application package.
Non-degree students may apply for admission to a master's degree or a graduate level certification/certificate program after having accumulated graduate credits; however, no more than 9 credits as a non-degree student may be transferred to a degree or certification/certificate program, subject to departmental approval.
Non-degree students are permitted to register for graduate courses if seats are available and if the course is not restricted by the department. Non-degree students are also encouraged to seek the academic guidance of the graduate coordinator in their intended discipline before enrolling in courses.
If you need further information about beginning as a non-degree student, please don't hesitate to call the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at 717-872-3099.