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Admission Requirements for Nondegree-Seeking Applicants

To be reviewed for admission consideration, applicants must submit a complete nondegree-seeking application to the Graduate College consisting of the following:

  • an application for non-degree seeking admission consideration. You can submit an application via our secure website.

  • a non-refundable application fee:

    • $75 for international applicants (degree or non-degree seeking applications)

    • $50 for US citizens or permanent resident card holders (degree seeking applications)

    • $25 for US citizens or permanent resident card holders (non-degree seeking applications)

  • one transcript from each college or university attended (all transcripts must be official with the college's or registrar's original seal and should show any degrees completed).

  • A TOEFL or IELTS score (if required - please see the "English Proficiency" section).

A non-degree seeking applicant can be considered for admission "Without Qualification" provided his/her overall GPA is 3.00 or higher for all courses on his/her bachelor's degree transcript and/or transcripts from his/her graduate work. An applicant whose GPA does not meet this criteria can be considered for admission after consultation and recommendation of the Graduate College’s non-degree seeking student adviser who may consider additional factors in making a decision, such as

  • Length of time since last attendance at an institution of higher learning,

  • A written appeal from the applicant explaining exceptional circumstances that warrant admission, and/or

  • A letter of recommendation written by faculty who can speak to the applicant’s potential for graduate work.

Generally, International students with an F-1 visa, except students on OPT or OCT, may not be admitted or enroll as non-degree seeking students.

Transcripts and other documents submitted become the property of Oklahoma State University and will not be returned.