• Non-Degree Students

    Want to advance your professional skills, continue your education or take pre-requisites? LaGuardia can help you achieve whatever you set out to do.

  • Apply as a non-degree/visiting student

    Non-degree/visiting students are those taking courses for college credit but are not pursuing a degree. Credits you earn are transferable to degree programs at LaGuardia or other colleges.

    Why take non-degree courses?

    • You’re admitted elsewhere but would like to take a class your school doesn’t offer.
    • You need classes as pre-requisites for your degree at another institution.
    • You’re looking for certification for your job.
    • You want to improve your academic record and prepare for admission to a specific program.

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  • Non-degree Tuition & Fees

    Academic Status *New York City/State Resident Tuition (Per Semester) Out-of-City/State Resident & International Student Tuition (Per Semester)(s) Student Fees Application Fees
    Non-Degree $265 (Per tuition unit no maximum cap) $420 (Per tuition unit no maximum cap) $208.45 (full-time)
    $104.95 (part-time)
    Non-Degree Senior Citizens (60 and Older) Consolidated Fee: $15.00
    Administrative Fee (per Session) $65.00

    *The $65 fee will be added to your bill when you successfully register. Note: Veterans of the U.S. Military, those currently on Active Duty or members of the National Guard or Reserves may obtain an application fee waiver by submitting proof of their Veteran/Military status (ie., DD-214, Current Military ID Card, or Deployment or Pre-separation orders).

  • Before You Apply

    Here are some important things to know: 

    • Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid, which means you pay out of pocket. Review our tuition and fees above.
    • Non-degree students are not allowed to register for certain classes that are subject to restrictions, such as nursing classes, field work and internships.
    • F-1 students attending another college in the U.S. must be given permission for the non-degree program from their home school DSO. F-1 students outside the U.S. are not eligible for this program.
    • If you have non-English transcripts, you must also supply an official English translation and credential evaluation from one of these agencies:
      Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
      Transcript Research

    After You Apply

    • Please allow 5-7 busines days for your application to be processed.
    • Watch your inbox – once you’re admitted, you will receive an email from LaGuardia.
    • Submit your proof of vaccination and immunization, and review the guidelines for coming to campus.
    • After you’re admitted, you can register for classes in CUNYfirst. (See how to use Schedule Builder.)
    • Find your bill and payment deadline in CUNYfirst. (Non-payment before the deadline will result in cancelation of your registration.)