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Overview

At JFK University, you are welcome to take courses for academic credit without enrolling in a degree program. If you are interested in doing so, you can apply as a non-degree student.

While non-degree students are not required to undergo a formal admissions process, departmental approval will be required prior to registering.

Please consult this page for information about how to apply. When you are ready to take the next step, you can do so right from here, or contact an admissions counselor for assistance.

Note: Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid.

How to Apply

The first step to applying is filling out our online application form for Non-Degree Student Admissions. Once you have completed and submitted this form, an enrollment advisor will contact you, as early as that same day, to guide you through the rest of the application process and submitting any required materials.

Statistical Information Form

As part of the application process, you will also be asked to fill out a Statistical Information Form. The information requested on this form provides the University with a profile of its students and statistical data required for funding from the federal government and foundations. An applicant’s admission to the University will not be affected if all questions are not answered.

As soon as you submit the online application form, an enrollment advisor will reach out to assist you in gathering any additional application materials. These application materials may include the following:

Official Transcripts

Applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (this includes schools attended that did not result in a degree, such as a community college). Transcripts not sent directly to the Admissions Office from the issuing institution must remain sealed to be considered official. Transcripts then become the property of the University and will not be returned or released to another party.

Additional Materials

Depending on your course of interest, additional materials may include a personal/goal statement, academic writing sample, or resume. Your enrollment advisor will inform you as to which additional materials are required for your course.

All application documentation must be submitted directly to:

John F. Kennedy University
Admissions Office
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4817

Financial Aid is not available for non-degree students.

1. Complete the Online Application

The first step to applying is filling out our online application form for Non-Degree Student Admissions. Once you have completed and submitted this form, an enrollment advisor will contact you, as early as that same day, to guide you through the rest of the application process and submitting any required materials.

Statistical Information Form

As part of the application process, you will also be asked to fill out a Statistical Information Form. The information requested on this form provides the University with a profile of its students and statistical data required for funding from the federal government and foundations. An applicant’s admission to the University will not be affected if all questions are not answered.

2. Submit Transcripts and Other Materials

As soon as you submit the online application form, an enrollment advisor will reach out to assist you in gathering any additional application materials. These application materials may include the following:

Official Transcripts

Applicants must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (this includes schools attended that did not result in a degree, such as a community college). Transcripts not sent directly to the Admissions Office from the issuing institution must remain sealed to be considered official. Transcripts then become the property of the University and will not be returned or released to another party.

Additional Materials

Depending on your course of interest, additional materials may include a personal/goal statement, academic writing sample, or resume. Your enrollment advisor will inform you as to which additional materials are required for your course.

All application documentation must be submitted directly to:

John F. Kennedy University
Admissions Office
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-4817

3. Apply for Financial Aid

Financial Aid is not available for non-degree students.

Requirements & Policies

Depending on the course(s) you are interested in, there may or may not be academic requirements to enroll. Please check with your enrollment advisor.

If you decide to apply for admission to a degree program later, you will need to submit an application and complete all admissions requirements for the desired program. Admission as a non-degree student does not guarantee admission to a degree or certificate program. A maximum of 30 percent of a program’s requirements may be completed as non-degree, with the exception of the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program where all coursework must be taken in residence and within the qualifying degree program as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Application Requirements

Depending on the course(s) you are interested in, there may or may not be academic requirements to enroll. Please check with your enrollment advisor.

Admissions to a Degree Program

If you decide to apply for admission to a degree program later, you will need to submit an application and complete all admissions requirements for the desired program. Admission as a non-degree student does not guarantee admission to a degree or certificate program. A maximum of 30 percent of a program’s requirements may be completed as non-degree, with the exception of the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program where all coursework must be taken in residence and within the qualifying degree program as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.