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Non-Degree & Transient Admission

The College of Arts and Sciences provides the opportunity for students who are not in direct pursuit of a graduate degree to take courses in some departments. Applicants seeking the status of non-degree or transient student are subject to the same fees and application restrictions of other applicants, although departmental standards for admission may vary.


Non-Degree status is for applicants that have completed the baccalaureate degree and are looking to take a few graduate courses.  Non-Degree students are allowed to take a maximum of 9 graduate credit hours.  Applicants with a baccalaureate degree wishing to take undergraduate courses should apply for Post-Baccalaureate status through Undergraduate Admission.  The Non-Degree application requires the following:

  • Online Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Transcripts from every institution attended
  • List of desired courses
  • GRE scores: Sociology applicants only


Transient status is for students currently enrolled in a graduate program outside of Georgia State University but seeking to take a few graduate courses at Georgia State University.  The Transient application requires the following:

  • Online Application
  • $50 application fee
  • Letter of good standing from home institution
  • List of desired courses

Application Deadlines for Transient and Non-Degree: 

Fall—June 15 ( Music; Non-degree deadline is July 15th)
Spring—December 1 
Summer—May 15