Non-Degree Candidates

The School of Education Graduate Division will accept non-degree students who seek professional growth. Taking one or a series of courses to improve teaching skills and to keep up with new developments in the candidates' area of teaching is encouraged by the College.

The School of Education may also allow degree and/or certification seeking candidates to take up to nine credits as non–degree students. If such candidates are formally accepted, the program director will decide whether any of the credits taken as a non–degree student may be applied toward the program requirements.

  1. Those who wish to attend as non–degree students may only be admitted to courses for which they are qualified. Such candidates must file online for admission as a non–degree student.
  2. Candidates must also present student copies of transcripts or other credentials proving graduation from an accredited institution at that time.
  3. Advisors in each of the several teaching and service fields are available for consultation at registration and during the regular semesters.
  4. Non-degree students must follow the regular rules for registration and course requirements, including prerequisites.

We invite you to contact us if you have additional questions at

School of Education
Office of Admissions & Student Services
North Academic Center, Room 3/223A
160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031
Tel: (212) 650-6296  
E-Mail:
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