Non-Degree student status permits persons holding a bachelor’s degree to enroll in UMass Amherst courses, for which they are qualified, provided space is available.  Non-degree graduate student status remains valid provided that continuous enrollment is maintained.

A maximum of 6 graduate credits taken under this status may be applied toward a graduate degree if you are later admitted to a UMass degree program.  These credits must be within the statute of limitations for that degree, however, and be approved by both the appropriate program and the Graduate Dean.

Spring 2021 Graduate School staff are working remotely. During this period, please submit applications by email to