Non-Degree Seeking or Special Status Graduate Students
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 program coordinator to see if this is an option for you.
Not sure who your graduate program coordinator is? Contact OSU-Tulsa Graduate Student Services, and we can help.
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. Check with your employer's Human Resources department to see if employee education benefits are available for your graduate studies. You can also use OSU's Payment Option Plan to pay your tuition and fees in monthly installments.
Visa holders should check with the International Student Services office (918-594-8521) to determine eligibility for non-degree seeking status.