Applying as a Non-Degree Student

All completed and official application materials should be received at least two weeks prior to the first day of class. Please consult the academic calendar to confirm the start date for the term for which you are applying. Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Students wishing to participate as non-degree students for more than one term should write to to discuss continuation.

To apply, follow the steps below.

  1. Read and understand the policies outlined in the Wesleyan University Student Handbook.
  2. Complete and submit the online Undergraduate Non-degree Application, including a brief (one-page) statement of purpose. 
  3. Official electronic transcripts can be sent to Transcripts must be sent by your current/most recent institution directly to our office. Please mail hard copies of official, sealed transcripts Continuing Studies, 74 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459. Transcripts sent by students will not be considered.
  4. Have your class dean or equivalent complete the School Official Report (prompt appears in online application). Contact if you have questions regarding this report.
  5. Have your TOEFL score (if applicable) sent directly to: Wesleyan University Continuing Studies, 74 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459 or
  6. The admissions committee reviews applications on a rolling basis. Once your application file is complete, you will be notified. Once the admissions committee has met, you will be notified by email that a decision has been posted to your online application account.
  7. All applicants must include a Statement of Academic Intent. Applicants for the fall and spring semesters must also include a Writing sample and Letter(s) of recommendation. Please see the application for further instructions.
  8. International Students 
    Consideration for international students who require an I-20 will end 12 weeks in advance of the term. Current F1 visa status is required for international students who wish to study at Wesleyan University. Students who already hold an F1 visa should contact their Designated School Official to clarify any visa questions or issues. International applicants who require an I-20 from Wesleyan should contact Glenn Knight at Please note that international students must pursue full-time study. 

Transferring Courses to Another Institution

Wesleyan will issue an official transcript after grades are received. Since each institution of higher education has its own credit transfer policy, visiting students should contact their own registrar about transferring credits.

Admitted Students

  1. Once admitted, determine which courses you would like to take, then complete and submit a Non-degree Registration Form. The form will be sent to you upon acceptance into the program.
    • Non-degree student course choices are entered the last business day prior to the beginning of the term. Non-degree students are not guaranteed any particular courses during registration, but may participate in the Drop/Add process. 
  2. Students must be vaccinated against COVID to enroll in class. If you intend to take more than 2 courses in one term, you will need to provide additional proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella and possibly other illnesses. Please email to receive the necessary forms.
  3. Non-degree students who have paid the Student Activities fee for a specific term may participate, in that term, in student activities such as club sports, other clubs, theater or performance groups, etc. Non-degree students have the option of requesting an automatic waiver if they do not intend to participate in any campus activities outside of classes (those who take the waiver and then participate will be subject to disciplinary action).

Students taking Wesleyan courses for credit online in a U.S. state outside of Connecticut may use this form to submit questions or concerns.

Accessibility Services

Wesleyan University is committed to making its educational programs and facilities accessible to all. Students with documented accessibility needs that require accommodations should notify the Office of Accessibility Services as soon as possible. Information about requesting housing, academic and other accommodations is available at the office's website.

For More Information

For more information about studying at Wesleyan as a Non-degree student, please contact the office of Continuing Studies:

Wesleyan Continuing Studies
74 Wyllys Avenue
Middletown, CT 06459