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Non-Degree Applicant

For students who are interested in expanding their horizons, without committing to a degree program.


An undergraduate non-degree (nonmatriculated/visiting) student is a student who enrolls in credit-bearing classes for personal enrichment and is not working towards a degree at Medgar Evers College. Students who wish to take courses as a non-degree student and students that are enrolled in a degree (matriculated) program at another university/college must submit a non-degree application to take courses at MEC.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • All non-degree applicants must have completed high school, have a GED/TASC certificate, or have the equivalence of a U.S. high school diploma.
  • The non-degree application, transcripts and the application fee must be submitted in-person to the Office of Admissions & Recruitment.
    • Office hours are Monday-Friday 9a-4:45p.
    • Applications can be completed in our office.
    • Please contact our Bursar about payment options.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended and the $65.00 application fee receipt must be submitted with the non-degree application
    • Partial or incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.

We will begin accepting applications for Winter and Spring 2024 on Monday, October 2nd

Application Deadlines:

Summer Session 1 Start Date: 02/05/2024 – End Date: 05/30/2024

Summer Session 2 Start Date: 02/05/2024 – End Date: 07/11/2024

Fall Start Date: 02/05/2024 – End Date: 08/23/2024

Please note

  • Acceptance into the College does not guarantee course availability. It is the sole responsibility of the student to verify course availability. Non-degree students register for classes on a space available basis only.
  • Non-degree tuition rates are slightly higher than degree-seeking student tuition rates.
  • Some students will be required to prove New York State residency to receive in-state tuition rates.
    • Please contact the Office of Admissions & Recruitment for more information about residency
  • Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid*, scholarships or grants at MEC.
  • Non-degree students are limited to a total of 30 credits. Students who wish to take more than 30 credits must matriculate at MEC.

If you have any questions about applying to Medgar Evers College as a non-degree student, please contact the Office of Admissions & Recruitment:

Financial Aid Information for Visiting Students

  • Visiting students can receive financial aid at Medgar Evers College (MEC) if enrolled at MEC (host school) and is a degree seeking student at another institution while obtaining financial aid from their home institution. The student must first request the Consortium Agreement and obtain permission from their home institution.
    • Consortium Agreement allows you to use some of your federal student aid (Pell Grant, Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS loans), and TAP (if you are a NY resident attending a NY State School full-time) at another approved school or program. Federal regulations allow only one institution, the “home institution”, to award federal financial aid.