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Will being a Non-Degree Seeking Student affect future admissions decisions?

Will being a Non-Degree Seeking Student affect future admissions decisions?

Successful completion of courses taken as a Non-Degree Seeking Student does not guarantee admission to a graduate degree or certificate program. Each program may accept such courses in satisfaction of program requirements to a maximum of nine (9) credits, contingent on admission to the degree or certificate program and on the approval of the faculty in the program. For consideration of admission to a degree program at a later time, the student must submit a new application. (For those admitted as an Advanced Special Student (now NDSS) prior to the Fall 2017 term, each program may accept such courses in satisfaction of program requirements to a maximum of twelve (12) credits, contingent on admission to the degree or certificate program and on the approval of the faculty in the program.)

Please note:  Admission to Non-Degree Seeking Student status will continue for five years. If there is no registration in two consecutive academic terms (semesters -Fall and Spring or 12-week term), the admitted status will lapse and a new application will be required.

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7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742
301-405-3644
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