Students interested in pursuing course work at the graduate level, but not interested in enrolling in a degree program, may apply for non-degree admission. Many individuals choose to be non-degree in order to explore the seriousness of their interest in studying for an advanced degree and/or to strengthen their credentials for a future degree application. Others are interested in taking graduate course work for personal enrichment or professional development.
Admission for non-degree students is rolling. The application will close approximately one week prior to the start of classes in order to provide enough time to complete the enrollment process. We do encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible before the start of the semester. As a non-degree applicant you are not required to pay the $75 application fee. However, applicants will need to submit an official transcript from their undergraduate institution.
Congratulations on being admitted as a certificate or non-degree student! The next step to enrollment is to complete the enrollment response form located in your offer of admission. Once enrolled, you are eligible to take courses within the Lynch School. We are happy to guide you through the course registration process and help you select courses that will meet your needs and goals.. In order to view available courses, you will need to access the Agora portal, which is BC's hub for access to all electronic resources. Information on how to access the Agora portal and how to search for courses is included below.
There is no limit on the number of individual courses that can be taken while classified as a non-degree student. However, it is important to know that a maximum of 4 courses (12 credits) can be applied to a graduate degree, if you choose to apply at some point in the future. Therefore, it is important to remember that, if you intend to pursue a graduate degree, you will need to apply and be accepted to the program before enrolling in your fifth course.