You are considered a non-degree applicant if you would like to take graduate level courses but not complete a full graduate program plan of study to obtain a graduate degree.
Admission as a non-degree student does not guarantee admission to a graduate degree program.
How to Apply as a Non-Degree Applicant
To apply to West Virginia University as a Non-Degree Applicant:
Create an account and complete the online application
Pay the $60 application fee*
If you experience technical or payment processing errors please review the Application FAQs for troubleshooting assistance.
*Application fee waivers are available.
Non-degree seeking graduate applicants must meet the University standard of possessing a bachelor's degree, with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 scale. Non-degree students must maintain a 2.25 GPA during enrollment.
Additional Application / Admission Requirements
To be eligible to enter a degree-seeking program, the non-degree student must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA on all graduate coursework taken since admission. A non-degree graduate student may accumulate unlimited graduate credit hours. If a student is later admitted into a degree-seeking program, the faculty of that program will decide what credit, if any, may be applied to the degree. Non-degree seeking students may not apply more than 12 credit hours of previously earned credit towards a degree. These are the minimum admission requirements. Please contact the graduate program of interest for more information.