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Non-Matriculated Graduate Student Status

Information for those who have a bachelor's degree and are interested in taking undergraduate or graduate courses at Stony Brook.

Stony Brook's Non-matriculated Students

(Most Will Fit This Description)

Apply for non-matriculated (GSP) status if you:

  • have earned at least a bachelor's degree
  • want to take Stony Brook University courses without applying to a degree or certificate program, and 
  • are NOT affiliated with one of SPD's off-campus partners 

The Graduate School admits non-matriculated graduate students. If you have a question, please email

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SPD's Non-matriculated Cohort Students

(Mostly for Teachers)

Apply through SPD if you plan to take individual courses through one of the School's off-campus cohorts (does not include degree or certificate programs).

Cohort courses may include:

  • Courses that meet at a Teachers Center but do not lead to a graduate certificate
  • Graduate Continuing Education Courses offered through CTLC
  • Courses that are offered as part of an articulation agreement with another University

Cohort courses do not include Foreign Language K-6 Certification Extension courses that are offered in an off-campus site. Those students should apply through the Office of Graduate and Health Sciences Admissions.

To apply as a non-matriculated cohort student through SPD,  applicants will need to upload a copy of the transcript reflecting conferral of a the appropriate-level degree:

  • Applicants to the CTLC Continuing Education Graduate courses and those applying as a part of the EdD articulation agreement  must upload a copy of their transcript reflecting conferral of a master's degree with a 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicants to SPD's cohort microcredential, coaching, and ESOL course sequence programs shoud submit a transcript showing with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 

There is a nonrefundable $25 application fee.

Deadlines for SPD's Non-matriculated  Cohort Students

    • Fall: August 15
    • Spring: January 1
    • Summer: May 15

Apply to the SPD Cohort