Documents, Forms and Policies

Non-Degree Seeking Student Policy

Individuals who wish to take graduate course work but are not members of a UMMC degree program may apply as non-degree seeking students. Applicants must first complete an approval to register form. The form and instructions for the non-degree student are located on the SoPH website. Non-degree students may not earn more than 9 semester hours. Furthermore, successful completion of courses taken does not in itself qualify the individual for subsequent admission to a graduate program.

Applicants must secure permission (signatures) to attend class by the course instructor/director and program director. However, the course is not approved until authorized by the dean of the SoPH. The student submits the signed approval to register form and the supervisor’s memo to the SoPH office for the dean’s signature. After the dean or designee signs the form, the SoPH administrative staff will email a copy of the signed form to the registrar’s office, the assistant dean of the SoPH and the director of business operations of the SoPH. 

The registrar’s office will send an email to the student containing a link to the online application for a non-degree student. The applicant must complete the online application for admission. The admissions officer will process the application and send an email to the assistant dean of the SoPH stating that the student has been admitted and is ready to be registered.

Visiting students

A student who wishes to enroll in graduate course work for transfer toward a degree at another institution may be admitted in a visiting status. A visiting student must have written approval from the school to which the credit will be transferred and a letter of good standing. In addition, applicants must first complete an approval to register form. The form and instructions are located on this website under the heading “Non-Degree Seeking Students." Non-degree seeking students may not earn more than 9 semester hours. Credit earned as a visiting student may not be applied toward a degree at this institution.