Visiting (Non-Matriculated) Students
A non-matriculating student is a student who is taking courses at Stony Brook, but not pursuing a Stony Brook degree. Students approved for non-matriculated status for the fall or spring semester may enroll on a space-available basis beginning the last business day before the start of classes. Courses in Health Science, as well as those within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences are not open to non-matriculated students. Please note that natural and physical science courses are high demand courses and may not have seats available.
- Those previously enrolled at Stony Brook in an undergraduate degree program must contact the Registrar’s Office at (631) 632-6175 and follow the procedures required for rematriculation.
- Those who have already earned a bachelor’s degree must apply to the School of Professional Development as a graduate special student to enroll in undergraduate or graduate course for the fall or spring semester.
- Interested in taking courses in during your breaks? Visit our our Summer or Winter Sessions websites.
Non-matriculated students are limited to part-time study (maximum of 11 credits).
Non-matriculated students are not eligible to receive financial aid and will be billed at the standard Undergraduate Tuition Rate.
Students enrolled in online offerings only are not required to submit health form. All non-matriculated students must fulfill Heath Requirements set forth by Student Health Services and submit the forms listed for admitted freshman students directly to the Student Health Services office.
A non-matriculated students’ academic performance will be reviewed at the conclusion of each semester. Students who earn less than a 2.00 cumulative grade point average at the completion of each semester will not be permitted to continue.
Non-matriculated students must complete a new application each semester and are eligible to complete a maximum of 24 credits. However, high school students may not continue in this status beyond high school graduation. Upon graduation, students who wish to continue their studies must apply for matriculation.
Courses and grades earned will be applied toward a degree program at Stony Brook and used to fulfill the University’s residence requirements should a student subsequently matriculate. As with matriculated students, a permanent record is kept by the Office of the Registrar.
Students are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and abiding by the University's regulations, procedures, requirements, and deadlines as described in official publications. This includes, by way of example only, the Undergraduate Bulletin, the University Conduct Code, the Student Handbook, and class schedules.