Non-Degree Admissions

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Non-Degree Seeking Student General information

Our non-degree option allows you experience graduate-level courses and expand your knowledge in a particular subject within entomology and nematology before committing to either a graduate certificate or master’s degree program.

You may take up to 6 credits (two courses) as a non-degree seeking student prior to being admitted to either the graduate certificate or master’s degree program. A new non-degree application is required for each new term, but there is no application fee for non-degree seeking students.

Non-degree seeking students can enroll in whatever courses they would like, with the exception of courses that require a prerequisite.

To transfer up to 6 credits (two courses) to the master’s degree or graduate certificate in entomology and nematology, you must be admitted into either graduate program and earn a grade of “B” or higher in the course(s). Being a non-degree seeking student does NOT guarantee acceptance into the master’s degree or graduate certificate programs.

If after taking a few courses as a non-degree seeking student or earning a certificate, you decide that you would like to apply for an MS degree (online, non-thesis), please contact dess@ahc.ufl.edu.

Please be aware that all courses taken as a non-degree seeking student are credit-bearing. Your official transcript will list coursework, course number, course title and grade received. The earned hours, hours carried and GPA will read as zero on your official transcript, as those fields are only completed for UF degree seeking students.

If you are planning on transferring UF non-degree coursework to another institution for credit, it’s advised that you first verify with the other institution that the credit will be accepted.

Non-Degree Seeking Student General information

  • A bachelor’s degree in science from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or Canada

Additional Non-Degree Minimum Requirements: For International Applicants Only

The English language skill requirements for admission:

If your native language is not English, or if you graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a non-English speaking country, you will need to take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or other Graduate Council-approved English language skills test and submit your scores.

Non-English speaking countries are those which are not included in the Graduate School’s list of English-speaking countries.

To enroll in non-degree courses, the applicant must score the following on the TOEFL:

TOEFL Exam TypeRequired Score
Paper-based550
Computer-based213
Internet80

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