Non-Degree (Non-Matriculated) Admissions

If you wish to enroll in our courses but do not plan to pursue a degree, you may enroll as a non-degree or non-matriculating student.

If you are a current UB student, register as normal and check with your advisor about whether our courses will count towards University requirements.

Before you apply

Review and Select Courses

Non-degree students are only allowed to take approved elective courses.

  • If you are taking courses for your LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) exam, be sure to check our clinical course list to be sure the course you select is clinical.
  • If you are a NY LMSW or LCSW taking a course for continuing education hours, you must obtain a B- or better to obtain a certificate. Look at the elective course descriptions to see which ones count for CEUs. 
Please note that non-degree students:

- Do NOT qualify for financial aid (including loans). View tuition rates

- May only register for a maximum of 6 credits in any given semester.

- May only register for graduate courses listed as electives.

- Are only admitted for one semester and must obtain permission to take additional non-degree courses in subsequent semesters. 

Our MSW degree options require 9 credits of electives. Therefore, we do not recommend taking more than a total of 9 elective credits without first speaking with a School of Social Work admissions representative.

To Register for a Graduate Course You Must

1. Complete the online application

Complete an online application for "non-degree" status and pay a $35 application fee. Applicants can pay the fee electronically when the online application is submitted.

Please note that the non-degree application is only available certain times of the year for specific semesters. Check the deadlines page to see when the next semester's application will be open.

2. Upload transcripts

Upload a copy of your Bachelor's degree transcript to the online application.

3. Wait for review

Once we have received your online application and copy of transcripts, your application requesting non-matriculated status will be reviewed.

4. Enroll

Applicants granted non-matriculated status may then follow the steps to enroll in classes through the HUB Student Center. Instructions on how to Enroll in Classes can be found at:

To Register for an Undergraduate Course You Must

1. Complete an Undergraduate Non-Matriculated Student Form

Complete the Undergraduate Non-Matriculated Student Form through the UB Registrar's office.

2. Wait for review

Once your application is submitted, your application will be reviewed by the UB Registrar’s office.

3. Enroll

Applicants granted non-matriculated status may then enroll in classes through the HUB Student Center. Instructions on how to enroll in classes can be found at:

Additional Information

Questions about applying?

Contact us at 716-645-3381 or