Non-Matriculated Students

The Graduate School of Education encourages individuals not enrolled in a degree program to take courses as non-matriculated students.

Learn how to register as a non-matriculated student.

Upcoming Registration Dates

  • June 29th and 30th, 1:00-3:00 p.m. for the Summer II Semester
  • August 29th and 30th, 1:00-3:00 p.m. for the Fall 2017 Semester

Lincoln Center campus: 45 Columbus Avenue, Second Floor

Westchester campus: 400 Westchester Avenue, West Harrison, NY

Browsing Course Schedules

  • On, select Class Schedule from the top right corner.
  • Select term (e.g. Spring 2015)
  • Choose your subject area(s)
    • Teaching courses are listed under Curriculum and Teaching 
    • Counseling Psychology and School Psychology courses are listed under Psych and Educational Services
    • Educational Leadership courses are listed under Administration and Supervision
    • Interdisciplinary Research (CLAIR) courses are listed under Contemp Learn and Interdisc Rsch
    • Cross disciplinary courses are listed under Urban Education
  • Select Course Level: Graduate (Semester)
  • Select College: Graduate Sch of Educ

Non-Matriculated Student Guidelines

1. You must provide proof of the following:

  • Earned Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. A copy of your diploma or transcript is acceptable.
  • Proof of identity, in the form of a government issued Photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc.)
  • Course approval from an academic advisor for your courses. You will have an opportunity to meet with an advisor during our In Person Registration hours.

2. Non-Matriculated Student Status

  • Prospective students and current applicants for future terms are encouraged to take Graduate School of Education classes as non matriculated students.
  • In person registration dates for non-matriculated students occur regularly just prior to the start of a new academic term.
  • Undergraduate Seniors already enrolled at Fordham University whose programs do not require their full-time attendance may register as non-matriculated students; written consent from the GSE Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and their school's Dean is required. A maximum of six credits will be allowed.
  • If individuals are already accepted to another Fordham academic program, they must take an official leave of absence from or withdraw from the program prior to seeking non-matriculated status in the Graduate School of Education.
  • Applicants that have been denied admission to the Graduate School of Education are not eligible to enroll as non-matriculated students.
  • Non-matriculated students who want to drop or add a course must contact the admissions office (212-636-6400), follow the GSE calendar for deadline dates and university policy for refunds.

3. Credit Limit, Course Limitations

  • The Graduate School of Education provides opportunities for non-matriculated students to take course for an of our three academic terms: Fall, Spring, Summer.
  • Non-matriculated students are not allowed to register on their own for classes and must follow procedures of getting course approval from a faculty member and being registered by the GSE admissions staff.
  • As a non-matriculated student, you may not exceed more than 12 credits.
  • Enrollment as a non-matriculated student does not imply acceptance or eligibility to any degree program in the Graduate School of Education.
  • Courses taken as a non-matriculated student do not automatically count toward a graduate degree program.
  • Non-matriculated students are not eligible to take advanced level courses (level 7000 or higher), courses requiring pre- or co-requisites, independent studies, tutorials, any field placement or practica, or those reserved for a cohort group.

4. Tuition and Fees
Non-matriculated students pay the regular tuition rate plus the following additional fees:

  • University General Fee: $90 per term, Fall and Spring only
  • GSE TK20 Assessment Fee: $100 one time-only fee, assessed at time of first registration
  • Technology Access Fee: $138 per term, Fall and Spring only

5.Financial Aid and Scholarships


  • Non-matriculated students are not eligible for Graduate School of Education scholarships or graduate assistantships.
  • Non-matriculated students are not eligible for federal financial aid.