Nondegree Status

Application/Credential Deadlines

Fall: July 15
Spring: December 1
Summer: May 1

The Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing accepts non-degree students based on course availability. Persons wanting to apply as a non-degree student for the purpose of taking a graduate nursing course should contact Denisa Reed in the Office of Academic Assistance prior to submitting an application. She may be reached at (404)413-1004.

Application deadlines are sometimes extended provided there is space available. Contact the Office of Academic Assistance (404)413-1000 or for information.

The following forms (pdf format) are to be submitted to the Office of Academic Assistance (address below).

Download Application Additional application materials to be submitted.

The School uses a self-managed application for admission to its graduate programs. This means that it is your responsibility to prepare or collect all credentials other than official test scores and submit them at one time to the Office of Academic Assistance.

A self-managed application requires appropriate planning on your part to allow time for you to prepare the applications properly and collect all of your transcript and recommendations. This process, however, also gives you control over when your application is complete. It eliminates the need for concern over lost or misdirected applications, transcripts or recommendations.

Do not submit an incomplete application packet. Incomplete packets will not be considered for admission.

We strongly suggest that you maintain your own records by keeping a copy of your application and ordering duplicate copies of transcript and recommendation letters.

  1. $50.00 Application fee. You may submit non-refundable payment.
    – Select SNHP Manual Application Fee and Reentry Application
  2. Non-degree status is granted on an individual basis in the graduate nursing programs. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s of science degree with a major in nursing to be eligible to take master’s courses. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.75 or greater to take master’s level nursing courses. Applicants wishing to take a doctoral course must have a master’s degree. Instructor permission is required for course enrollment. Admission to non-degree status does not warrant or secure admission to the degree program. Students with non-degree status may take up to a maximum of nine credit hours of graduate core coursework without admission to the nursing program.
  3. Two transcripts from the institution granting your baccalaureate degree. If you have a master’s degree or higher, you may submit these transcripts instead of your baccalaureate degree transcripts. If your degree is from Georgia State University, you do not need to submit transcripts. You will collect and submit the unopened transcripts. If needed, Transcript Request forms can be downloaded.

The following items are needed but not included in the packet you mail to the Office of Academic Assistance.

  1. Certificate of Immunization. This is required for accepted applicants who have never attended Georgia State University. If admitted, you must submit this form to Georgia State University Health Services (address on form) prior to registration.
  2. Official TOEFL score (for applicants whose native language is not English). If available, please include a copy of your TOEFL score in your application packet.
  3. International credential evaluation (for applicants who have completed any education outside the U.S.). See International Applicants document.

Mailing Address:

Office of Academic Assistance
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3995
Atlanta, GA 30302-3995

Overnight Courier- UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc:

Office of Academic Assistance
Georgia State University
140 Decatur Street, Suite 811
Atlanta, GA 30303

If you have questions, please contact us at 404-413-1000 or