Non Degree Programs

About the Application Process

Teachers College is a graduate-only institution. In order to be considered for admission:
  • Applicants from the U.S. are 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.
  • International applicants must hold, or be in the process of obtaining, the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree.
All students must have a conferred undergraduate baccalaureate degree before matriculating at Teachers College.  

When an application account is created, applicants will have the option to select one of the following application options: degree, non-degree or non-credit.   Applicants applying to any of the options listed below should select the "Non-Degree" application and appropriate term of entry (e.g. 2017 Non-Degree).


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.  Review the International Student section for more information listed under International Transcripts. 

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

Please visit the International Student section for more information listed under English Proficiency.

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 of a non-degree application to enroll in a course starting the same day is not possible.

  • Non-Degree admission does not guarantee admisison 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

  • It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure the Office of Admission receives all required materials. An application status page is provided after an application is submitted to monitor pending application materials. Under no circumstances can any application materials submitted to the Office of Admission be returned to the applicant or forwarded to another college, university or place of business.

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