NYU welcomes qualified students looking to continue their education, advance their professional development, or transfer graduate credit to their current institution.
It may be possible to enroll as a non-degree-seeking or visiting student in select departments at our graduate and professional schools. As this type of student, you will be surrounded by the kind of opportunities, experiences, and people that can only be found at this institution and in the heart of the most exciting and diverse city in the world.
How to Apply
If you don't know which course(s) you hope to take, visit our course search (at the bottom of this page); then, follow the application guidelines set by the school that houses the course(s) to apply.
Eligibility criteria and application policies will vary by graduate school. General information about each school-specific policy can be found below. Connect with your school of interest if you have additional questions about taking courses housed in their departments.
Non-degree students may enroll for a maximum of 12 points of credit over no more than three consecutive semesters.
*Please note that applications to programs in the Center for Data Science are processed by the Graduate School of Arts and Science.
The Center for Urban Science + Progress does not accept non-degree seeking students at this time.
The College of Dentistry allows visiting students from other countries to shadow dental students in post graduate programs (endodontics, pediatrics, orthodontics, etc) for 1-3 days.
Contact the College of Dentistry's Admissions Office at email@example.com for more information.
The Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) accepts Non-Degree Students in select departments (up to 12 credits permitted over a maximum of three semesters).
The Institute of Fine Arts accepts visiting students who are currently enrolled at another university.
*Please note applications to programs in the Institute of Fine Arts are processed by the Graduate School of Arts and Science.
Admission to Stern as a visiting student is limited to those students currently enrolled in another AACSB accredited MBA program at least 200 miles from New York City. Eligible applicants can learn more here.
Individuals not currently enrolled in another graduate or MBA program wishing to take Stern courses must enroll in an Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) program.
Students not currently enrolled in another degree program may apply to take up to 12 credits at NYU Wagner as a Non-degree Student.
Visiting Students are those affiliated with the MBA program at ESADE, with whom NYU Wagner has an established exchange program.
Applicants eligible to apply as a non-degree seeking student in the Rory Meyers College of Nursing must have a bachelor's degree in nursing and at least one year of working experience as a registered nurse (same qualifications as master's degree).
The NYU School of Law accepts third-year Visiting/Non-Matriculant applicants who have completed two full years (approximately 55 credits) and need no more than 30 additional credits to complete requirements for graduation at other ABA approved law schools.
To apply, applicants must submit an application and application fee. Applicants must also submit their Law School Transcript (sent directly from the Law School in which the applicant is currently enrolled.), Law School Certification, and Personal Statement.
Candidates currently enrolled in a graduate program at another institution and wish to complete coursework at SPS that will then be transferred back to their home institution may enroll as a visiting scholar/student.
Candidates not enrolled in a degree granting program, and only taking a limited number of courses may enroll as a non-matriculated student.
Silver invites individuals to take a maximum of four professional foundation courses (not including practice classes) as a non-matriculating student. These courses will expose you to the the profession of social work and will help inform you if the MSW degree is the best for you.
To apply as a non-matriculated student, applicants must submit an application along with a letter of recommendation, resume, and transcript with proof of bachelor's degree.
Individuals not pursuing a degree or certificate may enroll as a non-matriculated student.
To apply, individuals must submit the non-matriculated student application, found here, and provide their official undergraduate transcript. Approval of the program director/advisor may be required for select departments.
Contact the Steinhardt Office of Graduate admissions by phone at (212) 998-5030 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Individuals that wish to take courses for professional advancement or personal development, or individuals from other universities wishing to transfer credit back to their university, but who do not want to earn a degree are eligible to apply for non-matriculated student status
To learn more and to apply, visit their site here.
Contact the Tandon Graduate Admissions Office at (646) 997-3182 or email@example.com for more informaiton
Visiting students are accepted under very special circumstances, usually initiated by the Department. Visiting student status is typically limited to one course for one semester only.
Contact the Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Find your Graduate Course
Before you apply, in most cases, you'll need to use the NYU Albert Course Search to find the specific course(s) that interest you and best match your needs. Search for classes by academic subject, term offered, or NYU school/college, and filter for graduate-level courses by selecting the option of "Graduate" in the Academic Career search field.
Note: schools/colleges that allow non-degree/visiting students may restrict which courses they may take. Be sure to consult their sites and reach out to them using the information above before deciding on a course to take.