Nondegree Status

Nondegree 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 nondegree status. The nondegree status application is available online. Nondegree 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, nondegree 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.