Non-Degree Seeking General Information
As a non-degree seeking student, students can experience graduate-level classes while deciding to pursue a graduate degree or just broaden their knowledge base in pharmaceutical chemistry and enhance their professional development.
If a student registers for three credits during a particular term as a non-degree seeking student and wishes to attend another term for an additional three credits, the student must submit a new application. The non-degree seeking application only pertains to the term in which it is submitted.
For non-degree seeking students, grades will be given and held on a transcript, but will not be counted toward the master’s degree or graduate certificate until full admission to the program is granted. Once admitted, students may transfer up to six credits earned as a non-degree seeking student, if they earned a “B” grade or higher in each course.
Enrollment in a course as a non-degree seeking student does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Students need to meet the minimum application requirements for the program they wish to enter.
Please click on the 'Requirements' tab above to review the non-degree minimum requirements before applying.
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 Minimum Requirements
For All (Domestic and International) Applicants
- A baccalaureate degree in a natural science subject from one of the institutional accreditors (or international equivalent) found in the “Accreditation” section at https://admissions.ufl.edu/apply/graduate/. If the bachelor's degree is not in a natural science subject, please email Professor Oliver Grundmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- An upper-division GPA of 2.0 (C grade) or better. To calculate an upper-division GPA, please use the Upper Division GPA Worksheet.
Additional Non-degree Minimum Requirements: For International Students Only
- The English language skill requirements for admission
- If the applicant’s native language is not English, or if they graduated with a bachelor's degree from a non-English speaking country, the applicant must take and submit their TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or other Graduate Council–approved English language skills test scores.
- Non-English speaking countries are those which are not included in the graduate school's list of English speaking countries.
- To take courses as a non-degree seeking student, the applicant must score the following on the TOEFL:
TOEFL Exam Type Required Score Paper-based 550 Computer-based 213 Internet 80
- A maximum of six credits may be taken as a non-degree seeking student.
- Applicants who are already admitted to the University of Florida need to contact us before submitting an application.