Office of Graduate Studies

Non-degree & Re-entry

Non-Degree Seeking

You are considered an applicant for non-degree (temporary) admission if you

  1. have earned a baccalaureate or advanced degree, and
  2. do not intend to pursue another degree and are seeking only personal or professional enrichment.

You must be prepared to demonstrate that you have the necessary preparation for any course(s) in which you wish to enroll and may be required to obtain approval from the course instructors.

You may later seek regular admission and request that courses you completed while in non-degree admission status be considered for application toward a degree. The applicability of these courses will be determined by the school, division, or department that offers the program you are seeking, and typically no more than 12 credits will be considered.

Re-Entry

You are considered an applicant for re-entry if

  1. You previously were regularly admitted to a Purdue Fort Wayne graduate program, have not registered for classes at Purdue Fort Wayne for more than one year (or at any other Indiana University or Purdue University campus for more than one semester), and wish to resume your studies in the program in which you were last enrolled, or
  2. You previously were admitted to a Purdue Fort Wayne graduate program in a non-degree classification, have not attended Purdue Fort Wayne for more than one year, still meet the criteria for non-degree graduate admission status, and wish to resume your studies under this classification.

You must file a re-entry application at the Purdue Fort Wayne Admissions office. Since your re-entry application will be subject to approval under applicable admission and academic policies of the Purdue Fort Wayne graduate program in which you were last enrolled, you must allow ample time for your reentry application to be processed.