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Non-degree students can take individual courses for the purpose of fulfilling prerequisites or choose to pursue new professional skills in an online suite of self-paced courses.
Interested in taking a few ASU Online classes but not ready to pursue a degree?
Continuing your professional education through self-paced courses or certificate programs.
Students can attend Arizona State University as a non-degree student in order to take individual courses as prerequisites for a desired program, to transfer to another institution or for personal experience instead of applying and pursuing a full degree program. Students will need to apply to ASU and be admitted as an ASU student. All classes taken as a non-degree student will be for earned credit and will be listed on an official ASU transcript with grade earned.
A non-degree student is a student who has not attended ASU previously as a degree-seeking student, has not earned a bachelor's degree, is not attending full time, and is not, at this time, applying to a degree program.
For student with a completed bachelors, you can attend ASU through the Graduate College as a non-degree student. This does not prevent a student from taking undergraduate classes. Students with a completed degree have to be in graduate student status
Non-degree admission requirements
ASU will review your application for admission once all materials are on file. To see if your file is complete, sign in to My ASU using the ASURITE ID provided after you submitted the application.
Yes. Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) provides learners the opportunity to enhance current skills or acquire high demand skills without the need for prerequisites or an application. These skills are taught in a self-paced, self-facilitated, competency-based online format, so you can move at your own pace.. Learners have the option of taking individual courses or groups of courses that earn them a certificate.
Taking any CPE course is an excellent opportunity to invest in yourself and acquire new skills that will advance your career. Individuals desiring to excel in their careers need the ability to outperform competition in the job market, stand out among peers and deliver results to their organizations. CPE courses can help get you there.
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