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Join ASU classes as a nondegree student

If you’re ready to enroll as a nondegree-seeking student, take a moment to learn more about the admission requirements and application process. ASU Online welcomes various types of nondegree students, including:

  • CareerCatalyst students, who want to acquire or enhance high demand skills without the need for prerequisites or an application.
  • Undergraduate or graduate students, who want to take individual courses instead of pursuing a full degree program.
  • Visiting university students, who are enrolled in an undergraduate program at another college or university.

What is a nondegree student?

A nondegree student takes individual courses without pursuing a full degree program at ASU. Nondegree students can study at the undergraduate or graduate level.

Nondegree undergraduate and graduate students are limited in the number of credit hours they can take a semester. Additionally, they may only apply 12 to 15 credit hours, completed in a nondegree status, to an academic program if they choose to pursue a degree in the future.

Why study at ASU as a nondegree student

As a nondegree student, you’re a part of a unique group of students who have varying reasons for taking accredited ASU Online courses. You might not have the time to commit to a full degree program. You might need to take a required course that’s not readily available at your institution. You might want to enrich your professional skill set with self-paced courses.
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Whatever your reason for taking a course in a nondegree status, we have a robust catalog of classes, available 100% online. You’ll earn credit for the courses you take, apart from CareerCatalyst's continuing education courses, and they’ll be listed on an official ASU transcript with grades earned.

Explore the nondegree student experience

We have a streamlined application process for visiting university students. Nondegree undergraduate and graduate students must complete an application, pay the application fee and submit transcripts, if applicable. Application is not required for students continuing their education through CareerCatalyst.

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Can nondegree students get financial aid?

Unfortunately, nondegree students are not eligible for financial aid at ASU. You may be able to find scholarships to assist with course funds.
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FAQ for nondegree students

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Can I use my nondegree credits to earn a degree?

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