Non-Degree and Visiting
Whether you’re interested in continuing your education without pursuing a full degree, committed to advancing your professional skills, or excited by the chance to take graduate courses at NYU for transfer credit, we’re thrilled to welcome you.
Opportunities for non-degree-seeking and visiting students at NYU are many, but those opportunities—along with eligibility criteria and application policies—vary across our graduate and professional schools and their departments. Below, you’ll find some general information regarding school-specific opportunities. While this is a great place to start, you’ll want to reach out directly to the school you’re interested in for more detailed and comprehensive information.
How to Register
Step 1: Find Your 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 and filter by academic subject, level, and more.
Note: not all courses in the course search may be open to all. Be sure to consult the school(s) offering the course(s) that you want to take using the information below before deciding.
Step 2: Apply
If you are not currently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program, it may still be possible to register for courses as a non-degree seeking or visiting student in select departments at select schools. Eligibility criteria and application policies vary, so use the general policies and contact information below to connect with the appropriate school(s) to learn more and apply.
Center for Data Science
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.
Center for Urban Science + Progress
The Center for Urban Science + Progress does not accept non-degree seeking students at this time.
College of Dentistry
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
The Gallatin School of Individualized Study accepts non-degree students on a very limited basis.
Contact Fran Levin, Director of Enrollment, at email@example.com for more information.
Graduate School of Arts and Science
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).
Institute of Fine Arts
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.
Leonard N. Stern School of Business
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.
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
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.
Rory Meyers College of Nursing
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).
School of Global Public Health
Students currently enrolled in graduate coursework at other schools are eligible to enroll in select courses.
Contact the School of Global Public Health's Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request an application.
School of Law
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.
School of Professional Studies
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 School of Social Work
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.
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
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 email@example.com for more information.
Tandon School of Engineering
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more informaiton
Tisch School of the Arts
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 email@example.com for more information.
For many students, taking courses over the summer is a great way to stay on track, complete degree requirements, or even accelerate their progress towards graduation. For others, summer offers an opportunity to explore new interests by taking courses outside of their area of study.
Current Graduate students can register for summer courses through Albert. Check with your advisor about your school's policy governing registration in another division. Contact information for academic advisors can be found on their school's websites.