Non-Degree Studies

AUA invites students who are interested in AUA to sample our courses on an individual basis prior to applying or enrolling in our graduate programs. Such students are called non-degree students.

Non-degree students can receive credit for individual courses and later apply this credit toward completion of the desired degree after they are admitted to the corresponding academic program. To review a complete list of academic programs currently available, please visit here.  

Application Requirements

Prospective non-degree students should refer to the non-degree status policy at for detailed information regarding the non-degree student status acceptance process and standards for enrollment. The typical non-degree student should hold an undergraduate degree and be proficient in English. Proof of English proficiency should be provided through the TOEFL iBT or IELTS exams. In rare cases, highly qualified undergraduates in their final year of undergraduate studies may be admitted at the Program Chair’s discretion. Academic programs may allow non-degree students to take specific courses for a grade or on a pass/fail basis.

Upon receiving the approval of the respective Program Chair and the Registrar, an individual becomes a non-degree student and may register for one or more course(s) per term. The total number of credits which a non-degree student may apply toward an AUA graduate degree shall not exceed 25% of the credits required for that degree. Non-degree students must remain in good standing to continue to take courses at AUA.

Non-degree studies is currently not an option at the undergraduate level.

How to Apply

Currently, we are not accepting applications for enrollment to Non-Degree Programs. Check back soon for more information on the application launch dates for both the  Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 enrollment cycles. Leave your contacts at and we will be sure to email you once the application goes live.

Deadline Dates

Fall Application Deadline
The non-degree application for Fall 2019 is currently unavailable. The anticipated deadline for the Fall 2019 Semester is August 1, 2019. 

Spring Application Deadline
The Spring 2019 application deadline has passed. The anticipated deadline for the Spring 2020 Semester is December 3, 2019.