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.

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. 

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. Winter 2015 non-degree application deadline is December 29, 2015.  Spring 2016 non-degree deadline is January 26, 2016.

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:

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. 

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

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