Non Degree Programs

About the Application Process

Teachers College is a graduate-only institution.  Applicants must hold, or be in the process of obtaining, the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree in order to be considered for admission.  Applicants from the U.S. are also required to hold, or be in the process of obtaining, the undergraduate baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  All students must have a conferred undergraduate baccalaureate degree before matriculating at Teachers College.  


STEP 1 - Complete Non-Degree Online Application Form

When completing the Non-Degree Online Application Form, use a single email address that will not expire before your desired term of entry, as it will be used for all correspondence from the Office of Admission. The Non-Degree Application can be used to apply to one of the following options offered at Teacher's College:

Special instructions and requirements for some programs will be provided once the Non-Degree application is started.

STEP 2 -  Upload proof of Conferred Baccalaureate Degree

Proof of a Conferred Baccalaureate Degree includes a copy or photocopy of your official transcript, a photocopy of your diploma, proof of New York State Teaching Certification, or your official transcript.  Applicants who received their baccalaureate degree outside the United States or Canada, must submit a course-by-course evaluation.  

STEP 3 - If required, submit scores from an accepted English proficiency exam.

Please visit International Student section for more information.

STEP 4 - Submit Application

In order to officially submit the application you must click submit, pay the application fee ($65), and electronically sign the application.  Only after these three steps are completed, will your application be submitted to the Office of Admission.


  • Not all programs or courses are available to students with Non-Degree status. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the availability of their desired courses prior to applying for Non-Degree Status. Visit the schedule of classes for more information.

  • Non-Degree students may take up to 16 credits. Only 8 of these credits may be credited toward minimum requirements in the major field if admitted to a degree-program.

  • There are no final deadlines for admission to Non-Degree Status, but it is recommended to apply well before the start of classes for your desired term of entry. Same-day processing is not guaranteed.

  • Non-Degree admission does not guarantee admission as a Degree student.

  • You cannot submit both a Degree application and Non-Degree application for the same entry term.

  • Financial Aid, Housing, Academic Advisement, and Student Visa Sponsorship are not available to Non-Degree students.

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