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Non-Degree Seeking Student

Boise State Students

To be eligible for non-degree-seeking admission, applicants must:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED prior to attending Boise State.
  • Not have been dismissed from a college or university within the last semester.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply as a non-degree seeking student?

Boise State University provides a convenient process for students wanting to take courses of interest. All you need to do is submit the Boise State Application along with the nonrefundable application fee. Select either the undergraduate application or the graduate application depending on which course(s) you plan to take. The Admissions Office may require you to provide an official copy of your final high school transcript if it is unclear whether or not you have graduated from high school.

Boise State has a secure server which will ensure your privacy to apply online. You are able to submit credit card payment online for your application fee as well.

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How many credits can I register for each semester?

As a nondegree-seeking student during the fall or spring semester, you can register for any combination of courses totaling seven or fewer credits; or a maximum of two courses, even if these courses total more than seven credits. Non-degree seeking students pay the part-time per credit rate.

Can I qualify for financial aid?

Nondegree-seeking students are not eligible to receive federal financial aid no matter when classes are taken. In addition, transfer students will not receive an evaluation of their transfer credit until they apply and are admitted as degree-seeking students. Any credits earned as a nondegree-seeking student can be applied toward a degree at a later date.

When Can I Register for Classes?

As a nondegree-seeking student, you can register for classes during open enrollment. Check out the academic calendar for more information on the open enrollment date.

What services are available to part-time students?