Non-Degree

Students not wishing to earn a degree may seek admissions as a non-degree student and enroll in credit-bearing courses on a space available basis.
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Applicants who have completed post secondary work with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher, may file a non-degree application and submit Registrar issued copies of transcripts from all post secondary institutions attended. If the cumulative grade point average falls below 2.0, the applicant will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will be required to submit "official" transcripts from all institutions attended. Under no circumstances will grade reports be accepted.

Freshmen may apply for non-degree status by submitting a copy of the high school transcript/GED/TASC and SAT or ACT

Note: All non-degree applicants must take and pass the CUNY Assessment Tests or be otherwise exempt.

York College reserved the right not to admit students into non-degree status based on prior educational background. 

Application & Fee

Applications for non-degree status are available at the Office of Admissions or online by clicking the appropriate semester/ session:

Office of Admissions, AC-Room 1B07
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11451

Please note that non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid or student loans and are billed at the non-degree tuition rate.  

It is highly recommended that you complete your Fall Non-Degree application before the first day of classes.  It is the student's responsibility to clear all enrollment steps before registering for classes.  Also, please note, it takes 24 hours to clear the immunization service indicators on the CUNYFirst system.  

Visiting Students From CUNY Colleges 

A student visiting from other CUNY Colleges should check the web site of their home college for information on the "E-Permit" system. "E-Permits" are filed on the CUNY web site at: www.cuny.edu

Senior Citizens

Applicants who are applying to the Senior Citizen Program pay no tuition for undergraduate courses. There is a $65.00 General Fee that will be charged at the time of registration each semester. Senior Citizens are also responsible for the $15.00 Consolidated Services Fee. All Senior Citizen applicants must be New York State residents and must submit verification of attaining the age of 60. The following forms of proof of age will be acceptable for admission: 1) Medicaid Card 2) Driver’s License 3) Birth Certificate 4) U.S. Passport

New York State Residency

Any information on the non degree application, which indicates prior residence outside of New York State (NYS), will require additional documentation to prove residency in NYS for tuition purposes. Students may have to provide documents to verify that they have resided in NYS for at least 1 year prior to the semester of enrollment. 

Immunization Requirement

New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires all students entering a post-secondary institution to provide their health services center with immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella. This law applies to students born on or after January 1, 1957, who are registered for 6 or more credits at a CUNY campus. Proof of immunity must be documented by a health care practitioner or other acceptable evidence in the following ways:

Measles, otherwise known as rubeola -- 2 doses live measles vaccine administered after 12 months of age and at least 30 days apart (exact dates of vaccinations are required);

Mumps, 1 live dose mumps vaccine administered after 12 months of age (exact dates of vaccination is required);

Rubella, also known as German measles  --1 live dose mumps vaccine administered after 12 months of age (exact dates of vaccination is required);

Serology (lab) report showing immunity to measles, mumps and rubella. The lab report must be an actual copy showing your immunity to MMR’s.

We will accept any one of the following documentation for your MMR vaccinations:

a) A copy of your immunizations (including actual dates) on an official government/ school letterhead — the simplest place to obtain this may be from your most recently attended high school or college; OR

b) A copy of your immunizations (including actual dates) on physician’s letterhead, which includes printed name, address and telephone number; OR

c) Have a blood test to confirm immunity. Please note: a copy of the lab report must accompany your campus immunization form for acceptance. 

Matriculation Policy

Non-degree students are eligible to apply for matriculation (degree status) during the semester in which they meet requirements for a change of status. The change takes effect the following semester.

The student must meet the following conditions prior to the intended semester of matriculation:

  1. Pass all CUNY Skills Assessment Tests
  2. Earn a minimum of 6 York College credits with a 2.5 or higher GPA
  3. Have all prior official transcripts on file in the Office of the Registrar

Applications for a Change of Status can be obtained in the Office of the Registrar.

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