Non Degree Application Instructions

Before starting your application, contact the 
Program Advisor for approval to start the application process.

  • Spring January 15
  • Fall August 15

Graduate Application for Non-Degree Admission* - for those not applying to a master's degree, advanced certificate or extension program.


  • For those who wish to complete the teacher certification process independently with the Department of Education (DOE), must apply as a non-degree student through one of the following pathways:
    • An initial certificate through the Individual Evaluation
    • An additional initial certificate through the Classroom Teaching Certification
    • Advancing certificate level through the Certificate Progression

Please complete the pathways form and submit to the Program Advisor.

  • To start the application, click on Create Account.
  • Fill out the form on the next page with all your contact information.
  • At the bottom of the page, create your unique username, password, and use an email that you check frequently.

This will be our primary method of communicating with you about your application status, decision, next steps, etc. We recommend that you do not opt out of communications with Lehman.

(Please note: If you applied before using our online application make sure you use a different username, password, and email address from what was on your prior application)

  • When you get to the section, Begin Application Here, select the following:
  • Admit type: Non-degree
  • Program: (Select Program of Interest)

Before Submitting Application

  • Upload supporting documents (programs may have additional requirements)
  • Unofficial transcripts from your undergraduate and/or graduate record.
  • Additional Documents you may need to upload:
  • Professional License
  • Professional Certificate
  • Admissions tests (TOEFL, IELTS)
  • Proof of Name
  • Proof of Graduation
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Proof of New York State Residency
  • Proof of Status
  • International Students (Students Educated Outside the United States)

*Non-matriculated graduate students must reapply to the College by submitting the Graduate Application for Non-Degree Admission and pay the application fee following an absence from the College of any length.

The non-refundable $75.00 non-degree application fee* must be paid online by credit card or e-check.

Since the application fee is devoted to the administrative cost of processing all applications, it is not refundable under any circumstances; regardless of the outcome, date of filing, the time of review, or if the application is withdrawn.

  • Veterans and current military service personnel are exempt from the application fee. Veterans must submit their DD-214. Current military service personnel must submit their military identification card.
  • The non-degree application fee is waived for Lehman College alumni and current graduating students

*You may contact the Bursar Office with questions about the status of the application fee payments.


Make sure you have submitted your application and have requested transcripts simultaneously.

  • Transcripts can be uploaded directly to our application
  • You may also request that they are sent via a digital credential company (ex. Parchment, E transcript, National Clearinghouse) to or U.S. Postal Service to:

    Lehman College/CUNY
    Office of Graduate Admissions
    Shuster Hall, Room 158
    250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
    Bronx, New York 10468
  • Applicants who attended institutions outside the United States must submit foreign credit evaluation. Evaluations and translations should be completed 8-10 weeks prior to the deadline.
  • Once the application is complete, the Advisor for your program of interest will be alerted.
  • Applications are reviewed and decisions made by the academic program admissions committee.
  • Upon acceptance, you will receive registration and enrollment information via e-mail.  
  • Immunization Requirements – All students taking 6 or more credits in-person or hybrid are required to submit MMR and Meningitis (MEN) immunization records. You may do so by logging into your Lehman360 account and uploading your proof of immunization in the Student Health Portal. Alternatively, you can complete the Medical Requirements Form found here: Microsoft Forms and email your proof of vaccination to

    Please note, at this time new students will not be able to drop immunization records off to the Health Center in-person. All submissions must be completed electronically. If you have questions or need assistance, please reach out to the Health Center at

We have provided answers to frequently asked questions for your perusal.