Be our guest. Enroll as a non-degree student at Buffalo State College.
Are you looking to study particular subjects without taking all the courses required for an undergraduate degree? Interested in personal enrichment, enhancing job skills or filling degree requirements for another institution?
Be our guest. Buffalo State welcomes applications from students interested in the many academic opportunities, resources, and experiences the College offers without working toward a degree.
Students may enroll in up to 11 credit hours of coursework each semester on a space-available basis. Credits earned may be applicable to a degree at the college if the student applies and is accepted as a formally matriculated student. The only entrance requirement is a high school diploma or its equivalent. Students who have been academically dismissed from any institution must wait one full year from the time of dismissal before enrolling under non-degree status.
To register as a non-degree student you can apply online. You can also download, print and complete the one-page application (PDF, 52KB). Paper applications can be faxed to: 716-878-6100 or mailed to Admissions at: Office of Admissions, Moot Hall 110, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222.
Please note: Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid.
Adult learners without college experience who do not qualify for matriculated study may also enroll as part-time, non-degree students. After completing 15 credit hours of college-level coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.0, they are eligible for degree study. The credit hours that they have earned will be applicable to their degree.
Students are responsible for completing the degree requirements in effect at the time they reach matriculated status.