Individuals interested in taking McGhee Division courses to help explore a specific degree program or to gain specific knowledge before committing to a full program of study can apply for nonmatriculant status (also known as special student status) by completing the NYU-SCPS Application for Special Student Admission. There are four nonmatriculant categories:
- Post Baccalaureate Classification. The post baccalaureate classification is for applicants who already possess baccalaureate degrees. Students are limited to 24 credits.
- Degree Completion Classification. The degree completion classification is for applicants who need 30 or fewer credits to complete a degree at another institution. Students are limited to 30 credits. Students must have an agreement in writing from the registrar at their home institution and approval from the divisional dean of the McGhee Division.
- Visiting Student Classification. The visiting student classification is for students who are in good standing at another institution and who have permission to take courses at New York University. Students are limited to 30 credits.
- Special Student Classification. All other applicants interested in taking courses to gain further knowledge in a specific area without enrolling in a degree program can apply as a special student. These students are limited to 12 credits.