Nondegree Graduate Admissions Requirements

If you wish to take graduate classes on campus, on either a part-time or a full-time basis, but are not seeking a graduate degree at Iowa State University, you should apply as a nondegree graduate student.

If you have earned a bachelor's or advanced degree
If you wish to later apply for an advanced degree
If English is not your first language
International applicants on either a Student Visa or Exchange Visitor Visa
Applicants who have been charged with a violation of law
If you are applying for a graduate Certificate program

If you have earned a bachelor's or advanced degree

If you have earned a bachelor's or advanced degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. regional accrediting association and have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.00/4.00, you are eligible to apply as a nondegree graduate.

If you earned your degree from a non-U.S. college or university that is recognized by the Ministry of Education of that country, the degree is comparable to a US bachelor's, and your academic performance is deemed similar to a 3.00/4.00 grading scale by the Office of Admissions, you are eligible to apply as a nondegree graduate.

Please write the name of the institution where you earned your degree(s) on the application, the full name of the degree you obtained, and the month and year it was earned, and your GPA. The university reserves the right to verify this information with your previous school(s).

If you have less than a 3.00 cumulative GPA, you may request individual review by submitting your official academic transcripts and a letter indicating your educational goals in enrolling as a nondegree graduate.