Reasons for applying to become a non-matriculated (non-degree) student vary, but usually fall into the following categories:
To help maintain the quality of our graduate programs and to ensure appropriate enrollment capacity, we ask that applicants explain reasons for requesting non-matriculated admission and indicate from which department(s) desired classes are sought.
A maximum of nine (9) credit hours (6 credit hours of education coursework) taken as a non-degree student is allowed. These credits may later be applied to a graduate degree program at SUNY Fredonia upon the student's request.
As a general rule, students taking graduate courses without pursuing a degree who decide to apply for a degree program must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 at the time they apply. Under unusual circumstances, chairpersons may accept students with a lower GPA into a degree program, but in that case, the students enter with conditional status, with one semester in which to improve their records.