Non-Degree/Visiting Student


A non-degree student is someone interested in taking classes without matriculating into a master’s program. Non-matriculated students are limited to six credits before needing to apply to the J-School, with potential exceptions in special cases.

A student auditing a course is someone interested in taking classes, without matriculating into a master’s program, for non-credit only.


Applicants must inquire about the available course offerings open to non-Newmark J-School students for the specific term. Students must submit a complete application with a non-refundable $75 application fee, at least six weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. Registration slots are not guaranteed while going through the application process.

Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Affairs at to learn more.


Students are required to pay per credit. Please refer to the Tuition and Fees page to learn more about the current tuition and fees information.


An e-Permit is CUNY’s online application for students to obtain permission to register and attend classes at another CUNY institution. An e-Permit is required for concurrent registration at two or more CUNY institutions. Please note that an e-Permit does NOT automatically register a student for the approved course or guarantee enrollment at the host school:

Home school: The CUNY institution from which you are pursuing your degree
Host school: The CUNY institution from which you are requesting to take an e-Permit course

Permission to enroll in any course is at the discretion of the course instructor and area head, who will determine if the student has appropriate background.

Students interested in an e-Permit may refer to CUNY’s Policies and Procedures page to learn more.


Interested applicants may contact the Student Affairs Administrative Coordinator, Alexa Maurer, at to start the process.