Non-Matriculating and Signature Courses
Only complete applications will be considered. Once your application has been evaluated and approved you will be contacted by the Registrar's office with instructions for registration. If your class choice is not available you will be asked to supply an alternate course choice, if you have not selected one already.
Download an application here: Non-Matric Application (PDF)
Application Deadline—Three (3) weeks prior to the start of the semester. Completed applications will be accepted up until one (1) week before classes start, but those received by the deadline will be given priority.
Refer to the Academic Calendar for class start dates and school closing information.
Non-matriculating applications are submitted to the Director of Admissions prior to the start of classes of that semester or summer session, and are assessed for evidence of a strong academic background. Registration for any course is contingent upon the approval of the faculty and space availability. Once accepted as a non-matriculating student, the Registrar’s Office will notify the student of the course(s) for which he or she has been approved and will provide a registration form to be completed and returned with full payment of tuition.
Tuition for academic credit is charged on a per-credit basis. Tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year is $1,130 /credit. Full payment of tuition is required at time of registration. There is a $50 student service fee for each semester enrolled as a non-matriculating student. Tuition for selected "Signature Courses" for the 2013-14 academic year is $995 per course plus a $50 student service fee. Click here to learn about Signature Courses.
Most courses may be taken for either academic credit or continuing education (CE) credit. Non-matriculating students who take courses for academic credit must meet all course requirements and will be evaluated on the same basis as matriculating students. Students who take courses for CE credit are not required to complete all course requirements, but instead complete a course evaluation to receive CE credit.
If you are considering applying for admission to a program at MSPP, please be aware that, while satisfactory performance as a non-matriculating student is a prerequisite to admission, it does not guarantee admission to a program. Students who plan to apply should note that applicants are allowed to have previously enrolled in no more than 4 courses while a non-matriculating student. Courses successfully taken by non-matriculating students may later be counted toward MSPP program requirements, as transfer credit, provided that they are taken within the relevant time frame.
Additional questions may be referred to either the Admissions (617-327-6777 x1506 or x1507) or Registrar’s Office (617-327-6777 x1525).