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 wish to later apply for an advanced degree

If you wish to later apply for an advanced degree at Iowa State University, you will need to submit a degree-seeking graduate application, application fee, and official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

If you are admitted to a graduate degree program, your program of study committee will recommend to the Graduate College which of your nondegree graduate courses (if any) will count toward your degree program, up to a maximum of 9 semester credits.