Non-Degree Studies Admission Requirements

Acacia University offers students the opportunity to take courses within our school without formally pursuing a degree. This option is allows those (who do not currently wish to pursue a degree, but are interested in taking competitive courses) access to skilled faculty within the University. Please note that international students on F-1 or J-1 visas are not eligible to enroll in non-degree coursework.

To be eligible for graduate level non-degree studies, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Non-degree students may choose to change their status and enter into a formal degree program. To do so, students must reapply for admission using the Application for Graduate Study and submit required credentials. If admitted into a degree program, a maximum of eight classes taken in non-degree status may be applied toward the degree program.
  • Successful completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university - The degree must be verified on original transcripts sent by the undergraduate institution directly to Acacia University. Applicants submitting diplomas, degrees, or course transcripts from non-US Institutions must have their academic credentials evaluated. Acacia University will accept credential evaluations only from World Education Services (WES).
  • English language competency - Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must take a test demonstrating their knowledge of English. An applicant must score at least 530 (on the paper-based exam), or at least 213 (on the computer-based exam) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or at least an overall 6.5 with no individual sub-score below 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS).
  • Verification of a teaching position - The position must be verified by a letter on school letterhead from an administrator of the school in which the teacher is practicing. (more info)

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Application for Admission to Non-Degreed Studies

Submitting this application begins the official part of the Acacia University enrollment process. We will review your application and contact you within two business days to discuss your status. (You should also receive an email after completing this application that covers the next steps in the enrollment process.)

NOTE: Please use your personal email address (like gmail, hotmail, yahoo, etc) rather than a school or business email address. School and business email servers can have more restrictions and you may not receive all emails. Also put acacia.edu in your contacts list or your email white list to further ensure receiving all emails.

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