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Non Matriculated Students


ALL NON-MATRICULATED STUDENTS TAKE NOTE:  If you plan to take more than five credits as a non-matriculated student, you must provide proof of receiving your measles, mumps and rubella immunization.  Please note that the five credits is the total of all coursework done through New Paltz.

To learn more about NYS Public Health Law Immunization Requirements, please visit the Student Health Services site: http://www.newpaltz.edu/healthcenter/immun.html


Registration for Non-Matriculated Undergraduates
Non-matriculated students wishing to enroll in undergraduate courses during the academic year may do so only on/after the non-matriculated student registration date noted in the schedule of classes and academic calendar.

Non-matriculated students may enroll in only two courses (maximum of eight credits) per semester.

Non-matriculated students can accumulate up to a maximum of 24 credits. Upon reaching 24 credits, non-matriculated student must apply for admission to the College in order to continue to enroll in courses.

Non-matriculated students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher.


Registration and Credit Limit for Non-Matriculated Graduates
Registration is blocked for any non-matriculated student after six to nine graduate credits. The student is required to sign a waiver in the Graduate School in order to remove the block. He/She must obtain the permission (through signature) of the department chair or the appropriate academic dean before registering for courses beyond the 6-9 credit limit. Should the student be accepted for matriculation, only 6-9 graduate credits may be transferred to the graduate degree program. The Non-matriculated Student Waiver may be downloaded from The Graduate School's site.

For more information about Graduate registration, please refer to: http://www.newpaltz.edu/graduate/nonmatric.html


Notice to Persons Who Have Prior Felony Convictions

State University of New York (SUNY) policy prohibits SUNY New Paltz admission applications from inquiring into an applicant’s prior criminal history.  After acceptance, the College shall inquire if the student previously has been convicted of a felony if such individual seeks:

  • On-campus housing
  • Participation in clinical or field experiences,
  • Participation in internships,
  • Participation in study abroad programs.

The information required to be disclosed under SUNY policy regarding such felony convictions shall be reviewed by a standing campus committee consistent with the legal standards articulated in New York State Corrections Law.

Students who have previously been convicted of a felony are advised that their prior criminal history may impede their ability to complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or to meet the licensure requirements for certain professions.  Specific SUNY New Paltz majors may pose challenges in obtaining field experiences, internships, or licensing for individuals with prior criminal convictions. These programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Accounting
  • Art Education
  • Music Therapy
  • Childhood Education
  • Adolescent Education
  • Psychology
  • Communication Disorders

Individuals with prior criminal histories are advised to seek advice and guidance from the Chair of the academic department regarding the impact of a criminal record on meeting the requirements of the major/professional licensure or certification prior to declaring the major.