Everything you need to know about applying for non-degree enrollment at The Seattle School
Thank you for your interest in taking a course at The Seattle School as a non-degree seeking student! Applications for taking a course as a non-degree student for the Spring term are due March 31, 2021. Please see our Featured Courses page for more information on classes available to take as a non-matriculated student.
We offer both non-degree and community audit admission for individuals desiring to get their feet wet by taking a course or two; students enrolled in other graduate programs who want to take a course for transfer credit; professionals seeking continuing education units; and curious folks who simply love learning. All are welcome.
Non-degree students have the same rights and responsibilities as a degree-seeking student and may take up to 12 graduate hours either for credit or audit, but are not eligible to receive Title IV student financial assistance.
Non-degree enrollment provides an official record and transcript of coursework, which serves as proof of seat hours for continuing education units or as documentation should you wish to transfer credits into a degree program at The Seattle School or another graduate program.
Non-Degree Application Process
Step 1: Complete the Online Application
The first step in the application process is completing the online application form. This gives us more context about who you are and what you are hoping to achieve at The Seattle School. The application form requires 20-30 minutes and must be completed in one sitting. There is no cost to apply.
Please note that you must submit your application at least two weeks prior to the start of the course that you wish to take.
Step 2: Request Transcripts
Provide unofficial transcripts from any post-secondary institutions where you received a degree or completed coursework.
Step 3: Interview with an Admissions Counselor
Our Office of Enrollment will schedule an informal interview with you to learn more about your hopes for studying with us as well as review the requirements for a non-degree seeking student to ensure this path meets your vocational goals.
Step 4: Schedule an Advising Session
If you are admitted as a non-degree seeking student, the Office of Enrollment will connect you with the Academics Department to schedule an advising session with you. The goal of this meeting will be to confirm course eligibility and availability as well as provide assistance in class registration.
Disclaimer: Some courses are not available for non-degree enrollment. The Registrar reserves the right to limit non-degree enrollment in any course.