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Non-Degree Seeking Student

Thank you for your interest in taking graduate courses at Boise State University!

A student admitted to the Graduate College as a graduate non-degree seeking student may take courses of interest for which they are eligible, but may not work toward a graduate degree or certificate. A non-degree seeking student is not eligible for federal financial aid. If a student completes courses while in graduate non-degree seeking status, and later applies and is admitted to a graduate program, the responsible academic unit may recommend to the Graduate College that some of the courses completed in graduate non-degree status be applied to the credit requirements of the program. 

The academic unit may define a maximum number of applicable non-degree credits, but the maximum cannot exceed one third of the total credit requirement. All final decisions on the applicability of non-degree credits rests with the Dean of the Graduate College.

Contact Information

Graduate Admission & Degree Services
Riverfront Hall, Room 307

How to Apply

1. Complete an online application. International applicants must satisfy the international admissions requirements.

2. Submit the non-refundable $65 application fee. You can use a Visa/MasterCard or Discover card and include it with your online application, call in the number after submitting your application, or  mail in a check.

3. Submit  official transcripts from the institution that granted your highest degree. You do not have to supply a Boise State University transcript. Official transcripts can be mailed or faxed to us at 208-426-2789. Our mailing address is: Boise State University, Graduate Admission and Degree Services, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725-1110.