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Non-degree study allows students to review particular subjects without taking all of the courses required to complete an undergraduate degree.

Students may enroll in up to 11 credit hours of coursework each semester on a space-available basis.

Credits earned may be applicable if the student is accepted as a formally matriculated student.

Entrance Requirements

  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • Students who have been academically dismissed from any institution must wait one full year from the time of dismissal before enrolling under non-degree status.
  • Adult learners without college experience who do not qualify for matriculated study may also enroll as part-time, non-degree students. After completing 15 credit hours of college-level coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.0, they are eligible for degree study. Credit hours earned will be applicable to their degree.

Please note: Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid.

If you were a matriculated (enrolled) Buffalo State student in the past, we are eager to welcome you back. In order to re-enroll, you must apply to a specific program; your application will be reviewed at the program level.

Entrance Requirements

  • If you have not attended college for two or more years, you must complete current degree requirements to graduate. If you have been absent for less than two years, you can petition the college to meet the degree requirements that were in place when you left.
  • If you were dismissed for academic reasons, you must wait one full year before readmission. If you are readmitted, your cumulative average will include grades from your previous enrollment.


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