Non-Candidate for Degree Students

Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree and/or are interested in taking a few classes for personal enrichment, continuing education, or teacher's certification are considered Non-Candidate for Degree (NCFD) students.

You can be considered as a non-candidate for degree student if:

  • You have already earned a bachelor's degree and are interested in taking a few classes for personal enrichment, continuing education, or teacher's certification.
  • You have been out of high school or college for five or more years and are not eligible to be admitted as a freshman or transfer student. Admitted NCFD students interested in becoming degree-seeking must complete 24 or more credits with a grade of C or better to be considered for degree-seeking status.

NCFD Admission Process

  1. Meet with an Admissions Counselor (optional).
  2. Submit a completed application for admission with application fee of $30. The application fee is not required for students who have previously applied and/or attended UM-Flint. Applications are available online or in the Office of Admissions.
  3. For Teacher's Certification students only: Submit official copies of transcripts/proof of degree (from all schools previously attended) to the Office of Admissions. For students having earned a bachelor's degree - submit a copy of your proof of degree (diploma) or transcripts which list the degree awarded. For students who have not attended college/university - submit high school transcripts, ACT/SAT scores (if available).
  4. Submit all supporting documents with your application. This includes rèsumès and letters of recommendation. If you wish to request a waiver of the application fee for reasons of financial hardship, download and complete the Request for Application Fee Waiver and return it to the Office of Admissions.
  5. You will be notified of a decision within two weeks of application submission.

Eligibility for Financial Aid

Non-Candidate for Degree (NCFD) students are not eligible to receive financial aid.