Graduate non-candidate for degree admissions

The School of Nursing offers students a flexible enrollment option to take graduate level coursework with a non-candidate for degree (NCFD) admission status. A student may choose NCFD as a means of enrolling for continuing education purposes.

If admitted, you may enroll for two consecutive terms in a maximum of two courses per term in a single program. NCFD students cannot register for courses until the first day of classes each term. International students seeking NCFD status must be enrolled full-time.

Application deadlines

The NursingCAS application is open for 2022.

  • Winter 2022 semester deadline: November 1, 2021
  • Summer 2022 semester deadline: March 1, 2022
  • Fall 2022 semester deadline: July 1, 2022

Admission requirements

You may apply for NCFD status if you have already earned a nursing bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.0. If you are interested in taking non-candidate for degree coursework at the undergraduate level, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 

Application information

  • Completed NursingCAS non-degree nursing application
  • Application fee of $75
  • Official post-secondary transcript confirming successful completion of a bachelor's degree
  • International applicants also submit English proficiency scores and a copy of an I-20, DS-2019, passport, U.S. visa and I-94 card. See general details for international applicants

Credit earned under non-candidate for degree status

Courses elected under non-candidate for degree status cannot be counted toward a U-M School of Nursing graduate degree program unless the student receives regular admission and the chair of the degree program determines that the courses are acceptable. Regular admission is not guaranteed. To be considered, a regular admission application must be submitted through NursingCAS.

Tuition and fees

Non-candidate for degree students pay the same tuition as degree-seeking students. Financial assistance is not available.