Visiting Students/Non-Degree/Seniors

Undergraduate Visiting Students/Non-Degree/Seniors

What is Visiting Student/Non-Degree/Senior?

All three categories of undergraduate non-degree (non-matriculated) students - this includes general, visiting, and senior citizen non-degree students - are individuals taking courses for college credit, but not pursuing a baccaulareate degree at City College, or - in the case of senior citizens (Seniors) - auditing courses for personal enrichment and neither seeking a baccaulareate degree nor college credit.

As a Visiting Student/Non-Degree/Senior student at City College:

  • You may not take more than 24 credits overall in this status.
  • You may need departmental approval for your desired course(s).
  • You will be among the last group to register, as priority is given to degree-seeking students.
  • Your course registration is on a space available basis, and therefore not guaranteed.
  • You may not apply any financial aid towards your tuition.

Who can apply as a Visiting Student/Non-Degree/Senior?

  • Visiting Students from non-CUNY campuses who are in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0, and have the permission of their college or university.
  • Students who attended a college or university previously, but are not currently enrolled, and are in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • High School students looking to take courses through CUNY's CollegeNow Program must first determine if their high school is on CCNY's list of CollegeNow Particpating Schools before applying. Please consult first with a guidance counselor or college advisor at your high school.
  • High School graduates who never attended a college or university after graduating high school must have a cumulative GPA of 80 (or its equivalent), or a score of 3250 (or its equivalent) on the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).
  • Senior Citizens - for this purpose categorized as being at least 60 years of age - have the additional option of registering on an audit (no credit) basis an pay no tuition. A valid government ID is required for proof of age.
  • International Students may take non-degree courses, but are not eligible to obtain a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) while in non-degree status.

    *Currently enrolled CUNY students MUST apply for an ePermit to register for courses at CCNY. 

    **All non-degree applicants - with the exception of Seniors auditing courses -  MUST meet CUNY's college readiness requirements.

How do I apply?

  1. Submit a Non-Degree Application by the appropriate deadline (see table below)
  2. With the exception of Seniors auditing courses, official or unofficial copies of all of the following must be provided:

    Visiting students who have earned at least 24 college credits*
    • College transcript from the last college or university attended
    • TOEFL or IELTS scores if educated in a non-English speaking country
    Visiting students who have earned less than 24 college credits*
    • College transcript from the last college or university attended
    • High School transcript(s) and/or TASC diploma with scores
    • SAT and/or ACT Scores if high school graduation date is longer than 18 months prior to the desired start date of classes at CCNY
    • TOEFL or IELTS scores if educated in a non-English speaking country
    *Please note that documents in jpeg or pdf format can be e-mailed to up until the online deadline. We will contact you if any additional documentation is needed.
  3. Submit a CUNY Residency Form if any application information indicates a prior residence outside of New York State.

Visiting Students/Non-Degree/Seniors Application Schedule

Application Open Dates Application Deadlines

Summer X 2024
February  5, 2024 May 17, 2024

Summer I 2024
 February 5, 2024  May 17, 2024

Summer II 2024
February  5, 2024 June 14, 2024

Summer III 2024
February  5, 2024 July 19, 2024

Fall 2024
February  5, 2024 August 16, 2024

Winter 2025 
September 16, 2024  December 13, 2024 

Spring 2025 
September 16, 2024 January 10, 2025


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Graduate Visiting Students/Non-Degree

Application Deadlines for Non-Degree study:

Fall - August 1st
Spring - January 1st

For summer admission, you must apply to the fall term as a non-degree student and indicate in the application that you are interested in taking summer classes. 

Summer Session X and I - May 21st
Summer Session II - June 18th
Summer session III - July 16th   

Senior Citizens can refer to the undergraduate auditing instructions. Senior auditing does not apply to graduate courses. 

For more information on the graduate non-degree process, please visit our Graduate Non-Degree study page.

If you are ready to apply, please click here.

Last Updated: 02/02/2024 14:18