Non-degree Post-baccalaureate

The non-degree post-baccalaureate category is available to any student who already holds a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university and who desires graduate work for the purpose of licensure, certification, or personal goals but who does not wish to apply this work toward a graduate degree. International students holding an F-1 visa are not admitted under this category.

A non-degree post-baccalaureate applicant must meet all the criteria for admissions. Requirements for admission are as follows:

  • To be admitted, non-degree seeking students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher for the last 60 hours of courses completed.
  • A non-refundable fee of $50 is required. Current and past Wayland students are excused from this fee.
  • A completed graduate Application for Admission.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended. A transcript is official if received directly by the external campus office directly from the issuing institution. It must bear the college seal, date and appropriate signature. Hand-carried transcripts are considered official only if they are presented to Wayland in a sealed letterhead envelope from the issuing institution. If the bachelor's degree has not been conferred at the time the transcript is sent, an official transcript indicating the completion of the baccalaureate degree must be forwarded after graduation.
  • Application files will not be evaluated until all of the above requirements have been met.
  • These documents must be submitted prior to the beginning of the next regular academic term of 10 weeks or more.

Non-degree seeking students whose documents are not completed prior to enrollment will not be allowed to take more than six (6) semester hours of graduate courses in the first term. Students in this category will not be allowed to enroll in graduate courses for which they have not met the prerequisites. If it is discovered that a student is enrolled without meeting the requirements for a non-degree seeking student, that student may be asked to withdraw from classes.

Admission to a non-degree program is not a guarantee of admission to a graduate degree program at a later date, nor does it guarantee that credits earned in a non-degree program will count toward a graduate degree.

A maximum of 12 semester hours of graduate study earned in this category may be applied to a Wayland graduate degree. The graduate admissions committee must approve the application of non-degree hours to a graduate degree. Leveling work completed by a non-degree student must have not lower than C to satisfy graduate degree requirements. If, for some reason, a student elects to change a degree status, he or she may do so by filling out the appropriate application and meeting all the requirements for the category that they seek. A required $50 change of degree fee will be required for each time a student changes a degree status. This fee is different from the application fee; therefore, no students will be exempt from this fee if they change degrees.