Non-degree Status

Non-degree status enables individuals to take college courses for credit without working toward a degree. Students may enroll in up to 11 credit hours of coursework each semester on a space-available basis. Credits earned may be applicable to a bachelor’s degree at Buffalo State if the student applies and is accepted as a formally matriculated student. The only entrance requirement is a high school diploma or its equivalent. Students who have been academically dismissed from any institution must wait one full year from the time of dismissal before enrolling under non-degree status. The non-degree status application is available online. Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid. 

Adult learners without college experience who do not qualify for matriculated study may also enroll as part-time, non-degree students. After completing 15 credit hours of college-level coursework with a minimum 2.0 GPA, they are eligible for degree study pending a completed application. Credit hours earned will be applicable toward a degree. 

Students are responsible for completing the degree requirements in effect at the time they reach matriculated status.