Mason offers a wide variety of non-degree programs that help students prepare for college, explore graduate study, develop new skills, or pursue a personal interest. Whether you’re a high school student, visiting from another university, or thinking about a graduate degree, Mason has the right program for you!

The application for non-degree study is intended to be easy to complete. Admissions standards for non-degree study are the same as admission to degree programs. Non-degree students may take up to 10 credits of coursework each semester and are often able to apply these credits to a future degree program. For undergraduates, a maximum of 18 credits may be transferred to a degree program. For graduate programs, a maximum of 12 credits may be considered for transfer. Please see the Non-Degree Studies page of the Admissions website for more information.