For those students who wish to take courses without earning credit toward a degree, Slippery Rock University offers non-degree admission. This is the perfect option for students wishing to complete pre-requisite courses for a program at another institution or for students simply looking for personal enrichment.

Some important things to keep in mind with regard to non-degree admission:

  • No application fee is required.
  • Non-degree applicants are not eligible to receive financial aid.
  • If you have been denied admission to the University, you may not use non-degree admission as a path toward regular admission.
  • If you have been suspended from the University, you may not take classes without first gaining written approval from your college dean.

If you are applying as a non-degree student for the first time, you must submit one of the following documents:

  • Official college transcript from the current or most recent college/university attended (unofficial documents are not acceptable)
  • Official high school transcripts showing the graduation date (unofficial documents are not acceptable)
  • Copy of the GED (General Education Diploma) test scores showing high school graduation equivalency


Please download the non-degree seeking application, complete, and email it to