Non-Degree Studies

AUA offers academic opportunities to individuals interested in sampling a range of graduate courses and who prefer not to pursue a degree program. Pending space availability, such individuals may pursue their studies under the non-degree student status.  Such non-degree students are given access to facilities and services and hold most privileges as any other AUA student.

Non-degree students receive credit for individual courses which can later be applied towards the completion of a degree program. Enrollment as a non-degree student does not guarantee future admission to a degree or certificate program at AUA. For more information about non-degree enrollment status, visit here.  

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

AUA offers ten graduate programs housed in three Colleges and one School in the fields listed to the right. Visit the website of your preferred major to learn more about the program, goals and student learning outcomes, available tracks, courses, faculty, program updates, alumni successes, and more. AUA’s Non-degree Student Status offers academic opportunities to individuals who are interested in taking select graduate courses but are not necessarily interested in pursuing a degree. Not all graduate programs offer non-degree study options. To verify whether your program of interest will accept non-degree study applications for your preferred term, make sure to obtain their written confirmation. More information is available in the How to Apply section below. 

Typically, non-degree status is not an option at the undergraduate level. However, for Spring 2021, AUA will make an exception and offer high school graduates who have no college credits and are interested in pursuing a full degree at AUA starting Fall 2021 the opportunity to apply for non-degree student status. For a list of our undergraduate academic programs, please visit here.

SELECTION PROCESS and TRANSFER of CREDITS

We select students who have the skills and ability to succeed at AUA and to assure that AUA is well suited to their educational and career goals. In deciding whether to approve a non-degree application, the respective Program Chair considers the burden on the program and the preparedness of the applicant for study.

The typical non-degree student should hold an undergraduate degree, be proficient in English, and submit a complete non-degree application along with all required supplements. Once you submit your application, the Office of Admissions will screen it for technical eligibility. We will then forward complete and eligible applications to the respective Academic Program for a thorough review. This may include inviting you to an interview.

Your non-degree application must receive approval by the respective Program Chair and the Registrar. If accepted, you may register for one or more approved course(s) per semester. If you choose not to enroll in at least one course during your semester of acceptance, we will terminate your non-degree status.

If you choose to apply to an AUA Master’s program in the future, note that you can transfer up to 25% 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. Visit the non-degree status policy here for more information.

Application Requirements

We strongly encourage you to review the application requirements prior to beginning your application for Enrollment to Non-Degree Studies.
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TUITION

You should carefully consider the financing of your education at AUA from the time of enrollment to the completion of your studies. AUA students in any program sign a contract with AUA upon enrollment which establishes tuition for the duration of the contract. All fees are paid in Armenian Dram (AMD).
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How to Apply

Graduate Applicants

The Non-Degree Application for Spring 2021 is currently available at im.aua.am. Check your program of interest below to see they are accepting Spring 2021 applications. If yes, make sure to speak with a representative from the Program (contacts listed below) prior to beginning your application. Your program must confirm whether your course(s) of interest is available for the semester you intend to apply. Only complete the non-degree application after having spoken to the program representative and receiving written approval (an email is sufficient) that you can apply. 

PROGRAM CONTACTS:

Program Name Email Address Phone Number Website Accepting Spring 2021 Applications

MBA

[email protected]

+374 60 61 26 20

cbe.aua.am/mba

No

MSM

[email protected]m

+374 60 61 26 20

cbe.aua.am/msm

Yes

MSE

[email protected]

+374 60 61 26 20

cbe.aua.am/mse

No

CIS

[email protected]

+374 60 61 27 40

cse.aua.am/graduate-programs/cis

Yes

IESM

[email protected]

+374 60 61 27 38

cse.aua.am/graduate-programs/iesm

Yes

PSIA

[email protected]

+374 60 61 26 77

psia.aua.am

No

LL.M

[email protected]

+374 60 61 27 55

law.aua.am

Yes

MATEFL

[email protected]

+374 60 61 27 35

tefl.aua.am/matefl

Yes

MPH

[email protected]

+374 60 61 25 92

sph.aua.am

Yes

 

Undergraduate Applicants

If you have completed high school, do not have any college credit, and are interested in pursuing non-degree studies starting Spring 2021, download the non-degree application here. Make sure to fill out the application in its entirety and email it to [email protected] with all required documents by the December 1, 2020 deadline.

Deadline Dates

Spring Application Deadline
The Spring 2021 Non-Degree Student Status Enrollment Deadline Date is December 1, 2020

Fall Application Deadline
The Fall 2021 Non-Degree Student Status Enrollment Deadline Date is tentatively August 1, 2021

Summer Application Deadline
The Summer 2021 Non-Degree Student Status Enrollment Deadline Date is tentatively April 30, 2021