Non-Degree Seeking Applicants – Graduate Special Student Status

Prospective students who wish to take graduate level credit courses (500-level and above), but who are not interested in earning a degree or certificate, may enroll as Graduate Special Students (Non-Degree).

Please note that not all programs or courses are available to students with graduate non-degree special student status. Applicants are encouraged to confirm their eligibility and availability of their desired courses prior to applying for Non-Degree status. The Doctor of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs do not accept students to graduate non-degree special student status.

Before submitting an admission application for Graduate Special Student consideration, we encourage you to first review the SOE Academic Catalog course descriptions and the SOE course schedule to determine if the subject/ course(s) you are interested in enrolling is offered and if offered in the particular semester or term you are interested in enrolling.

Qualifications

  • You must possess a bachelor’s or graduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university and have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in all previous undergraduate and graduate studies (including incomplete programs of study and for programs still in progress) to be approved for graduate special student status.
  • Submit an online application form for Graduate Special Student Admission
  • Application with a $25 application fee.
  • Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work. To be deemed official, transcripts must be received in the Office of Admissions in the institution’s sealed envelope. Academic records from non-U.S. institutions must be evaluated by a certified credential evaluation agency.

Johns Hopkins University
School of Education
Office of Admissions
6740 Alexander Bell Drive
Suite 180
Columbia, MD 21046-2100

Restrictions

  • Students enrolled in the Graduate Special Student [Non-Degree Program status are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid and do not qualify as matriculated or enrolled in an academic program to qualify for loan deferment/ forbearance programs.
  • Students enrolled in the Graduate Special Student [Non-Degree Program status are not eligible to use their Veteran’s benefits.
  • Students enrolled under the Graduate Special Student [Non-Degree Program Status are not eligible to participate in the JHU Student Health Insurance Program.
  • Students that have been previously academically dismissed or dismissed for student conduct violations from any SOE program may not reapply under Graduate Special Student [Non-Degree] status.
  • Grad Special student non-degree admission does not guarantee admission as a degree student.
  • Candidate may not submit both a degree application and non-degree application for the same entry term.
  • Only 9 credits may be credited toward minimum requirements admitted to a degree-program.
  • Per federal regulations, international applicants seeking an immigrant study visa are not eligible for admission under the Graduate Special Student Program Status.

Johns Hopkins University
School of Education
Office of Admissions
6740 Alexander Bell Drive
Suite 180
Columbia, MD 21046-2100

Note: Former Graduate Special Students that have not continuously enrolled in three semesters or one-academic year will be required to submit a new application form.

Note: Financial aid is not available for special (non-degree) students. School of Education graduates need only to submit a Graduate Special Student Admission Application.

Contact Us

Office of Admissions
6740 Alexander Bell Drive
Suite 180
Columbia, MD 21046
410-516-9797 (local)
877-548-7631 (toll-free)
410-516-9817 (fax)

Office Hours:
M to F | 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

soe.admissions@jhu.edu

 

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