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Non-Degree Students


Non-Degree Students


Non-Degree Students

Are you interested in taking undergraduate courses as a Non-Degree Student?

An undergraduate non-degree student takes credit bearing courses but does not pursue a baccalaureate degree. Non-degree students register for courses on a space available basis. City College's degree candidates have first priority for registration. Non-degree students must demonstrate course pre-requisites and may need approval from the respective division of the College. As a non-degree student, you may take up to 24 credits in this status. Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid and pay a higher tuition rate than degree students.

High school graduates or recipients of a General Education Development Diploma (GED) / Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) who have not attended a college must submit an unofficial copy of a high school transcript. Students who have college credits or have completed a college degree must submit an unofficial college transcript.

All students must show exemptions from CUNY Skills to be allowed to register as non-degree students.You may submit either: 

  1. ACT or SAT 
  2. NYS Regents
  3. Successful completion of the CUNY Assessment Test
  4. Completing a 3-credit college course in Math and English with a grade of C or higher

*If you are presenting educational credentials in a language other than English, you must also supply official translations and demonstrate proficiency in English if official language of the home country is not English.

City College reserved the right not to admit students into non-degree status based on prior educational background.


Application Fee/Requirements

A $65.00 non-refundable application fee is required for all applicants. The application fee will be collected at the time of registration. Senior citizen and high school students enrolling under the auspices of the College Now program will not be charged an application fee.



On-line Application Opens

Winter Session - October 19, 2015 through December 18, 2015
Spring Session - October 19, 2015 through January 15, 2016
Summer Session Extended - February 29, 2016 through May 17, 2016 [Tentative]
Fall Session - July 11, 2016 through August 12, 2016 [Tentative] 


Deadlines for 2015-2016:


  • Winter Session: Decemeber 18, 2015
  • Spring Session: January 15, 2016
  • Summer Session I: May 17, 2016
  • Summer Session Extended: May 17, 2016
  • Summer Session II: June 21, 2016
  • Fall Session: August 12, 2016

In person:

  • Winter Session: December 23, 2015
  • Spring Session: January 22, 2016
  • Summer Session: May 24, 2016
  • Summer Session Extended: May 24, 2016
  • Summer Session II: June 28, 2016
  • Fall Session: August 19, 2016



Online applicants only, should send their transcript(s) or document(s) via email to We would prefer a PDF or Jpeg version. Paper applicants must submit their transcript(s) or document(s) along with their paper application.


Visiting Student from CUNY Colleges

Students visiting from other CUNY Colleges should check the web site of their home college for information on the "E-Permit" system. "E-Permits" are filed on the CUNY web site at:

Senior Citizen

If you are over the age of sixty you are eligible to apply for the Senior Citizen Program. You pay no tuition if you are registering for courses on an audit basis. There is a $65.00 General Fee that will be charged at the time of registration. Senior Citizens are also responsible for the $15.00 Consolidated Services Fee and any other fee charges related to the course. To participate in the program applicants must be New York State residents and must submit verification. The following forms of proof of age will be acceptable for admission:

  1. Medicaid Card
  2. Driver's License
  3. Birth Certificate
  4. U.S. Passport

High School Seniors and College Now Participants

High school students interested in taking college courses and are attending New York City Department of Education high schools should contact the College Now Coordinator at (212 650-5641). Other high school students may register for courses on a limited basis.

New York State Residency

Any information on this application, which indicates prior residence outside of New York State (NYS), will require additional documentation to prove residency in NYS for tuition purposes. Students may have to provide documents to verify that they have resided in NYS for at least 1 year prior to the semester of enrollment. Living in dormitory facilities in NYS does not constitute NYS residency. Students who have resided or have parents/legal guardian that reside outside NYS may be considered non-residents. Please submit the CUNY Residency Form click here.

For additional information, call (212) 650-6977.


Note: The City College of New York (CCNY) is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Institution. CCNY does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, genetic predisposition or carrier status, religion, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, alienage or citizenship status, or veteran's status in its student admissions, employment, access to programs and administration of educational policies. The college reserves the right to deny admission to any student if, in its judgment, the presence of that student on campus poses an undue risk to the safety or security of the college or the college community. The College offers services and assistance to students with disabilities. Questions can be directed to the Accessibility Center at (212) 650-5913.