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Non-Degree Seeking or Special Status Graduate Students

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As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the concerns for the health and safety of our guests and campus community, our OSU-Tulsa staff is working remotely. We want to assist you and will continue to work to meet your needs by email, telephone or virtual appointment.​ Visit this web page for the most up-to-date service information and to make an appointment.

This information is for students who would like to take classes before official admission into a graduate program.

If you missed an application deadline, want to explore a graduate program before you apply, need a class for a graduate program at another school or are just interested in taking a course without seeking a degree, you may be able to seek special student admission status. As a non-degree seeking graduate student, you may be able to complete up to nine credit hours toward a degree (MBA program allows up to six). Check with your graduate coordinator to see if this is an option for you.

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Please note that as a non-degree seeking graduate student, you are not eligible for federal financial aid until you are fully admitted into your degree program.

Graduate Student Services Contact Information 

Visa holders should check with the International Student Services office (918-594-8521) to determine eligibility for non-degree seeking status.