If you are interested in taking a course(s) but not earning a degree, you may be eligible to register as a non-degree seeking student (provided you have not already been denied admission to the university as a degree-seeking student). Students often choose to apply as non-degree seeking to complete missing prerequisite courses for graduate school, for career development, or for personal enrichment.
There are two different categories of non-degree seeking student status: those who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree (Post-baccalaureate or “post-bacc”) and those who will not have a bachelor's degree before enrolling at FSU (Pre-baccalaureate or “pre-bacc”).
Course registration for all non-degree seeking students is on a space-available basis and, in some cases, may require departmental approval. Students must adhere to the same academic rules that apply to degree-seeking students (e.g., application deadlines, fees, drop/add, withdrawals, grading, retention policies, etc.). Students who subsequently decide to pursue a degree must submit the appropriate admission application. Enrollment as a non-degree student does not guarantee admission to the University as a degree-seeking student. Applicants who have been denied admission as a degree-seeking student or who missed the deadline for submitting a degree-seeking application will not be considered for enrollment as a non-degree student.
Proceed to Non-Degree Application