Graduate Non-Degree Seeking Enrollment

Provided the student is in good academic standing at the last institution attended, admission as a non-degree seeking student is through the Office of Admissions. Once accepted as a non-degree seeking student, students must request authorization for enrollment in graduate-level LIS classes. Students must meet departmental enrollment requirements as stated below and registration is on a space-available basis. Applicants who have been denied admission as a degree-seeking student will not be considered for enrollment as a non-degree student.

Coursework taken as a non-degree student carries no degree credit. Up to 12 semester hours of graduate-level credit earned as a graduate non-degree student may be applied toward a graduate degree in the School of Information only with the approval of the appropriate department chair and dean at the time of reclassification, provided that a grade of “B” (3.0) or better has been achieved in all courses. Non-degree students must adhere to the same academic rules that govern degree-seeking students (i.e., application deadlines, fees, drop/add, withdrawals, grading, retention policies, etc.).

Enrollment as a non-degree student does not guarantee admission to the University as a degree-seeking student.

Application Period

Fall: June 1 – August 1
Spring: October 1 – December 1

School of Information Enrollment Requirements

  • Proof of completion of a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on all upper-division undergraduate coursework toward a bachelor’s degree, or an earned minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on a completed master’s degree.

Application Requirements

Step 1 – Apply to Florida State University

Submit the online University Non-Degree Application and pay the $30.00 application fee.

Step 2 – Submit Official Transcripts to the University

Official transcript(s) from each college or university attended must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. If you previously attended FSU, you will not need to submit an official FSU transcript. Transcripts must be sent to:

Office of Admissions
Florida State University
282 Champions Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2400

Step 3 – Apply to Florida’s iSchool

Submit the online Supplemental Application. With the Supplemental Application, you will be required to upload a copy of your current resume.

How to Check Your Application Status

The Online Status Check tool is where applicants can monitor the progress of their University applications. To enter, simply log in with your FSUID and password.