Non-Degree and Visiting Students

All non-degree and visiting students interested in enrolling in any semester must submit an application and supporting credentials by the specified deadline. Registration materials will be mailed to you after acceptance.

Fall - July 1
Spring - December 1
Summer - Varies by Summer term.
Click here for Summer deadlines and details.
WinterClick here for the Winter session deadline and details.

Students with special conditions who wish to apply after the stated deadline should call the Admissions Office at 973.720.2646 and ask to speak with an admissions counselor.  Individual cases will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for admission into each semester. To receive proper guidance, students should make an appointment with an admissions counselor and bring copies of all official paperwork.

Note that non-degree/visiting admission provides access to coursework; it does not provide for academic advisement, financial aid or campus residence.

Non-degree/visiting students register for classes using Web registration.


VISITING STUDENTS 

William Paterson University welcomes visiting students from other colleges/universities!   Visiting students from other colleges must: 

  • Complete the undergraduate non-degree admissions application.  Click here to apply online or download an application.
  • Pay the $50.00 non-refundable application fee for visiting students, which will be applied to the tuition and fees for the summer session.
  • Submit unofficial transcripts showing you are in good academic standing at your home college and have completed the equivalent of the WPU course prerequisite at your school (this can be a computer printout of your grades from your student account). For example, if you wish to take Calculus II at William Paterson University, you must show proof that you completed Calculus I at your college. To see if your course has a prerequisite, check the Undergraduate Catalog.
  • Submit a letter of permission from your home college allowing you to take the course at WPU (state course name and/or number).

Visiting students should direct unofficial transcripts and/or the letter of permission from their home institution by either fax, e-mail, regular mail or in-person to the address below:

William Paterson University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions 
300 Pompton Road 
Wayne, NJ 07470

Phone: 973.720.2125
Fax: 973.720.2910
admissions@wpunj.edu 

All Semesters

  • Many general questions may be answered using the "Ask Willy P" function on most Admissions pages.
  • A new application must be filed for each consecutive semester (students may register for several terms within a summer semester with one application).
  • A student who has been dismissed or who is on academic probation from a college or university may not enroll as a visiting student at William Paterson University.
  • In order for another institution to receive a copy of the grade report, a transcript request must be completed at the Center for Student Services, Morrison Hall.
  • Financial aid is not available to visiting and non-degree students.
  • Students may enroll in courses on a space available basis only.  Click here to check course availability in real-time.
  • Students who already hold a baccalaureate degree and wish to take non-degree courses (graduate or undergraduate) must contact the Office of Graduate Admissions, 973.720.2237.

You may apply online or download an application by clicking on the button at the upper right corner of this page, or by selecting the link on the left hand navigation bar above.


HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Currently enrolled high school students who wish to attend William Paterson University prior to graduation must meet the following requirements: PSAT/SAT scores = 100/1000, top 15 percent of high school class, letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor or principal stating the student's ability to handle college-level work, and authorization to attend William Paterson University.

Students must complete the non-degree (high school student) application and return it to the admissions office with the appropriate documents. Once the admissions office receives these materials, a letter of acceptance and information regarding registration will be mailed to the student's home address. There is no application fee for the undergraduate summer non-degree application.

You may apply online or download an application by clicking on the button at the top right corner of this page.

All high school non-degree students are required to take the University Basic Skills Placement Test and must be tested prior to registration. The office of testing will schedule a date and time once admission is granted.


SENIOR CITIZENS

No application fee is required for senior citizens, aged 65 years or older, who wish to take courses on a tuition free, space available basis. Proof of age must be submitted (i.e., copy of driver's license) with a non-degree application to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Students who already hold a baccalaureate degree and wish to take non-degree courses (graduate or undergraduate) must contact the Office of Graduate Admissions, 973.720.3641.

You may apply online or download an application by clicking on the button at the top right corner of this page.


NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE STUDENTS

The National Student Exchange Program enables students with a 2.5 GPA to attend up to one year of college in another state without having to pay "out-of-state" tuition. This program includes 155 colleges and universities.

For information, please contact Cinzia Richardson, Office of International Students and Scholars: 973.720.2306