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 and proof of graduation or GED diploma.

In addition to satisfying the requirements above, applicants educated abroad must submit educational documents with certified English translations.

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

Non-degree Application & Fees

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.

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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Academic Core Building
Room 1B07
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11451
(718) 262-2165

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