Interested in taking a few classes but not ready to commit to a formal graduate degree program? Some academic units allow you to take courses without being admitted to a graduate degree program.
Nondegree status restrictions
You may take as many courses as you would like as a nondegree student. However, if you wish to use the credits toward an ASU master’s or doctoral degree, you will be limited to applying 12 graduate credit hours taken prior to admission to your master’s degree or to a doctoral degree program.
Being a nondegree student does not guarantee your registration. You will need to check with the academic department offering the courses you are interested in to see whether or not you will be able to register.
Financial aid is not available to nondegree students.
International students on an F-1 or J-1 visa are typically not eligible to enroll in nondegree status. Secure written permission from your Designated School Official granting you permission to enroll in courses before you apply for nondegree admission.