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Non-Degree Applicants

Non-degree courses are the same credit courses in which degree-seeking students enroll and are offered for college credit. Students must hold a baccalaureate degree to enroll in graduate-level non-degree courses. Students who have been previously enrolled at UNM in degree status as an undergraduate student but have not earned an undergraduate degree are not eligible for non-degree status.

Since the Non-Degree Credit Program is an academic unit, students are subject to all UNM regulations governing registration, attendance, and academic standing (see current UNM Catalog for further details).

Students in Non-Degree are typically not eligible to receive financial aid. Exceptions may be made for Non-Degree students enrolled in courses necessary for admittance into a degree program or for teacher certification.

All Non-Degree credit hours are recorded on the students' permanent transcripts and may be applied to a degree plan if the courses meet degree requirements and are approved by the faculty in the academic program.

Students who hold a baccalaureate degree may take an unlimited number of courses in Non-Degree status. However, students taking graduate level courses with the intent to transfer into a graduate degree program should consult with the departmental graduate advisor of their intended major for information on the number of Non-Degree credits that will transfer into the program when the student is admitted. For more information on applying to graduate school, contact the Non-Degree Academic Advisor at 277-2631 or visit the Non-Degree Advisement website or the  Office of Admissions website

  • Students in Non-Degree are typically not eligible to receive financial aid. An exception may be made for Non-Degree students enrolled in courses necessary for admittance into a degree program, or for teacher certification.
  • All credit hours earned in Non-Degree are recorded on the students' permanent transcripts and may be applied to a degree plan if the courses meet degree requirements and are approved by the faculty in the academic program.
  • Students who hold a baccalaureate degree may take an unlimited number of courses in Non-Degree status. However, students taking graduate level courses with the intent to transfer into a graduate degree program should consult with the departmental graduate advisor of their intended major for information on the number of Non-Degree credits that will transfer into the program when the student is admitted. For more information on applying to graduate school, contact the Non-Degree Academic Advisor at 277-2631.
  • Students who have been previously enrolled at UNM in degree status as an undergraduate student but have not earned an undergraduate degree are not eligible for Non-Degree status.