Apply for a Non-Candidate for Degree

Non-Degree Candidate for Degree

Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree and/or are interested in taking a few classes for personal enrichment, continuing education, or teacher's certification are considered Non-Candidate for Degree (NCFD) students. Applicants can request a Non-Candidate for Degree (NCFD) application by contacting sph-inquiries@umich.edu. NCFDs:

  • are admitted on a per-term basis,
  • can only register for an in-person course on the first day of classes,
  • can only take up to two courses in one semester, and
  • can only take 10 credits as a NCFD in a lifetime.  

In addition, permission from the course instructor of each course is required to register. If you have been denied admission, dismissed, or placed on probation by you cannot apply to take courses.

The application deadline for a Fall 2024 start is August 15, 2024.

Minimum Requirements for Unclassified Admission

  • Undergraduate Grade Point Average (G.P.A.) minimum of 3.00.
  • Official transcripts from regionally accredited institutions (include materials from all degrees earned).

This type of admission is not applicable for international Students on F-1 visas. The current Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requirement for F-1 visa holders is full-time enrollment, which is not applicable for this status.

Application Requirements

  • SPH Unclassified Special Non-Degree Application
  • Official transcripts from regionally accredited institutions (include materials from all degrees earned).
  • Resume or CV

*Applicants with transcripts from an international institution (non-U.S. university, college, or school) must submit a World Education Services (WES) ICAP Course-by-Course evaluation of academic records from institutions outside the U.S. and English-speaking Canada (if applicable).  Official WES reports are sent electronically from WES to sph-inquiries@umich.edu.*