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, are considered non-degree – graduate special students.

Not all programs or courses are available to students admitted under non-degree graduate special student status. Applicants are encouraged to confirm their eligibility and the availability of their desired courses prior to applying.

Before submitting an application to be considered for non-degree graduate special student status, we encourage you to review the academic catalog course descriptions and the course schedule.

Please note that the Doctor of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs do not accept non-degree seeking students.

Qualifications

  • You must possess a bachelor’s or graduate degree from a regionally 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.
  • Submit your 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. Academic records from non-U.S. institutions must be evaluated by a certified credential evaluation agency.

Applicants are encouraged to request official transcripts from issuing institutions to be sent electronically to Johns Hopkins School of Education at soe.admissions@jhu.edu.

If your issuing institution does not offer electronic transcript delivery, please request official transcripts to be mailed to the following address:

Johns Hopkins University
School of Education
Office of Admissions
2800 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

Restrictions

  • Students enrolled as non-degree graduate special 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 as non-degree graduate special (non-degree) status are not eligible to use their veteran’s benefits.
  • Students enrolled with graduate special student (non-degree) 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 as non-degree graduate special student (non-degree) status.
  • Non-degree graduate special student (non-degree) admission does not guarantee admission as a degree student.
  • Candidates may not submit both a degree application and non-degree application for the same entry term.
  • Only nine credits may be credited toward the minimum requirements for admission to a degree program.
  • Per federal regulations, international applicants seeking an immigrant study visa are not eligible to apply to non-degree graduate special student status.

Note: Former non-degree graduate special status students who have not continuously enrolled in three semesters or one academic year will be required to submit a new application form.

Contact Us

Johns Hopkins University
School of Education
Office of Admissions
2800 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

410-516-9797 (local)
877-548-7631 (toll-free)

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

soe.admissions@jhu.edu

 

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