Non-matriculated Student Status

If you're not sure you're ready to enroll in a specific graduate program, or if you have not completed the formal admission process and want to begin taking courses now please consider Non-matriculated Student Status. Several programs allow students to take graduate-level courses or earn credits in certificate programs prior to matriculating.

Application Instructions:

  • Apply online - Graduate Admission Application
  • Submit $60 application fee

College of Arts and Sciences

To request permission for non-matriculated status contact the graduate program director for approval. Click herefor contact information.

  • Send your official transcript with degree posted to: Office of Graduate Admission, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 or electronically to gradadmis@fairfield.edu.

Dolan School of Business

Contact the Dean's office at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2843 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Ligas, Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Programs or E-mail: mligas@fairfield.edu. Bring your official transcript with you to the appointment. Non-matriculated status is not available for the MSA program or any graduate accounting or tax classes except for AC 400 and AC 500.

Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions

Contact the Dean's office at (203) 254-4250 to schedule an appointment with the appropriate advisor. Students must provide an official copy of their transcript with the degree posted. Please bring your official transcript in a sealed envelope to the non-matriculated admission interview or send the official transcript to: Office of Graduate Admission, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 or electronically to gradadmis@fairfield.edu.

School of Engineering

Contact the Dean’s office at 203-254-4147 office to be directed to the appropriate advisor for approval.

  • Send your official transcript with degree posted to: Office of Graduate Admission, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 or electronically to gradadmis@fairfield.edu.

School of Nursing   

Contact Diana Chevrette, Administrative Assistant for Graduate Programs in the Dean's office at (203) 254-4000 ext. 2701 for more information and to be directed to the appropriate Track Coordinator for approval.

  • Send your official transcript with degree posted to: Office of Graduate Admission, Fairfield University, 1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 or electronically to gradadmis@fairfield.edu.

Non-matriculated status is not available for the Nurse Anesthesia Program.

Students that are Non-matriculated Student Status are not eligible for any tuition or financial aid support. Students may only complete a maximum of 6-9 credit hours prior to becoming a fully matriculated student.

For more information, contact the Office of Graduate Admission by e-mail or phone, (203) 254-4184.