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Non-Degree Programs

Application Requirements for Non-Degree Seeking Students

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (鶹Ӱ) may admit non-degree seeking students who wish to take coursework for any of the following reasons:

  • For professional development
  • For personal enrichment
  • As a student at large for graduate school
  • To transfer a specific course(s) for credit to an institution at which they are currently enrolled

Non-degree applicants will be asked to identify their non-degree status on the application. The following information should be used by applicants to accurately identify their non-degree status:

  • General Non-Degree Seeking Student:
    • You are a college student or college graduate interested in taking graduate courses for credit that will transfer back to another institution or for personal interest without any intent of completing a degree program.
    • You are a professional seeking an online course(s) for professional development or personal enrichment.
  • Student at Large Non-Degree Seeking Student:
    • You are a college graduate interested in taking courses for credit (i.e., for graduate school preparation, career development or personal interest) with the intent of completing a degree. This is referred to as a "student-at-large" at some universities.

Non-degree applicants must complete the following requirements in order to be considered for admission as a non-degree student:

  • Complete and submit the
  • Identify specific academic term and course(s) as directed on the non-degree application
  • Complete “Statement of Purpose” by explaining the reason(s) for seeking to take non-degree coursework.
  • Send final, official transcripts showing evidence of having earned a bachelor’s degree (or highest degree earned, if applicable) from an accredited college or university.
    • Send official transcripts electronically to grad.admissions@rosalindfranklin.edu or by mail to:
      Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
      Office of Admissions and Enrollment
      Attn: Non-degree application
      3333 Green Bay Road
      North Chicago, IL 60064
  • Complete TOEFL requirement (if applicable)
    • Any applicant who does not hold US citizenship or US permanent residency is required to send an official TOEFL score report through to Rosalind Franklin University at Institution Code 1117.
    • The admissions committee will consider waiving the TOEFL requirement if:
      • an applicant has been a full-time student in a United States college or university for at least two consecutive years.
      • an applicant is from a country in which English is the primary language.

Please note that coursework completed in a non-degree status may or may not be applicable to a degree program at 鶹Ӱ and is subject to approval by the program chair.

Non-degree students are responsible for tuition and all mandatory fees.

Non-degree seeking students are eligible:

  • to take two courses in this status, if approved by program chair(s).
  • to apply to a degree program* at any time but will need to adhere to all the program requirements and deadlines in place at the time of application.
  • to access libraries and other campus facilities.

*At large students will need to submit all materials needed for the degree program at the time of the non-degree status being granted.