Overview of Non-Degree Status
- • Non-degree graduate status is used by students who are not pursuing a degree program. Typically, non-degree students take classes:
- • For their personal or professional development
- • To help them decide whether or not they want to pursue a degree
- • While in the process of applying to a degree program
- • Or when they do not meet the minimum requirements for direct admission into a degree-seeking master's program.
(For specific requirements, see http://cs.iit.edu/ > Admission Requirements - Graduate)
- • Students who are required by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services to be degree-seeking students are not eligible for non-degree status.
- • For more information on non-degree graduate status and admission, see http://cs.iit.edu/ and Graduate Admission.
Non-degree graduate students should consult with their advisor
on course selection and other matters relating to their academic program, especially if they are interested in eventually pursuing a graduate degree.
Note non-degree students need the approval of the Office of Graduate Academic Affairs to take more than nine credit hours of coursework.
Changing Status To Degree-Seeking
- • A non-degree graduate student who wants to become a regular degree-seeking student must apply through Graduate Admission and be accepted to a degree program. Simply taking courses does ot confer degree-seeking status.
- • A non-degree student who meets the minimum requirements for a degree program can apply for degree-seeking status at any time, even during the first semester while non-degree.
- • A non-degree student whose s bachelor's GPA is ≥ 2.5/4.0 but < 3.0. can apply for a master's program after taking two 400- or 500-level courses.
- • To take graduate-level courses, A student's whose bachelor's degree was not in computer science must first take take any necessary deficiency courses, CS 201, 401, and/or 402.
- • If grades of B or better are earned in all classes above, the student can apply to a master's degree program. (This may require the GRE.)
Applying Non-Degree Coursework To A Degree Program
- • After admission into a degree program, a student can request that up to 9 credit hours of non-degree coursework be applied toward the degree program's requirements.
- • The prerequisite courses CS 201, 401, and 402 cannot be applied