Non-Degree Info

Graduate non-degree students are those whose interest in advanced study is not related to a degree program or whose previous background or work does not immediately qualify them for admission to the Graduate School.  A Bachelor’s degree is required in order to establish graduate non-degree status.

Work taken as a non-degree student will be applied to a degree only if it fits into an approved program of study and is completed within the appropriate time limit. Up to twelve hours of degree credit (inclusive of transfer credit) may be granted with approval of the student’s advisory committee for work done at The University of Maine prior to admission if students were post-baccalaureate at the time of registration.

When registering for 500 or 600-level courses, your application must be submitted to the Graduate School together with documentation of the minimum of a baccalaureate degree, i.e. a copy of a transcript, diploma, teaching certificate, or other proof of degree. If you have previously taken classes as a non-degree student here at University of Maine, documentation is not required. The Graduate School will obtain UM transcripts.  Approval of non-degree status is valid for one calendar year beginning with the first semester of registration.

To complete the online Non-Degree application, go HERE and create an account.  You may also complete the paper Non-Degree and registration forms by downloading the PDF below.