Non-Degree and Permit Students


An individual may attend as a non-degree student or permit (visiting) student if they wish to take credit bearing courses but are not working toward a degree. (15) These students are limited to a maximum of fifteen credits. All applicants must fulfill CUNY and College- wide requirements by meeting appropriate basic skills proficiency

in reading, writing and mathematics. Non-degree students may only register for courses for which they have the prerequisites. Applicants must complete pre-requisite and co-requisite courses with a passing grade before enrolling in college level or advanced level courses.

Permit students and baccalaureate degree holders are exempted from taking the placement examination. Applications may be obtained in person from the Office of Admission, or on the website https://ares.mec.cuny.edu/admissions/admissions/ Students must submit copies of their college transcripts and proof of having paid the application fee at the time of application submission. Permit students from colleges outside the CUNY system should obtain a non-degree application and follow the instructions. Currently enrolled CUNY students should file an e-permit application via their CUNY Portal accounts. Applicants must check the college’s Academic Calendar for application deadline dates and course registration dates.