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Unclassified Graduate Admission (Non-Degree Seeking)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Box 1047, Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1047
Phone: (618) 650-3160
FAX: (618) 650-2081

General Information

We are pleased that you have expressed interest in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. This material provides information on applying for admission as an unclassified graduate student. Review it thoroughly before completing the application.
Unclassified graduate students are those not seeking a graduate degree at SIUE. Any applicant who is eligible for admission to a degree program is urged to apply for admission in classified status rather than unclassified status. Only a limited amount of credit earned while in unclassified status may be used to satisfy degree requirements (should the student subsequently be admitted to a degree program) and then only under the conditions stipulated in the transfer credit regulations. The Graduate Catalog and Schedule of Classes are available online at
SIUE is committed to student privacy and confidentiality of information. Although submitting your social security number is voluntary, it is recommended as your student identification number. The social security number expedites matching of credentials for admission review and processing.
The deadline for submitting the unclassified application is five working days prior to the first day of the term. Please send the application and fee to: SIUE Application Processing, Office of the Bursar, Box 1042, Rendleman Hall, Room 1101, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1042.

Application Fee

An application fee must accompany this graduate application if you are applying for the first time or if you have not attended within the last nine consecutive terms and are reapplying for admission. Applications received without the fee will not be processed. The fee is non-refundable. Applicants who decide to change their term of entry after admission may update their file for the next two terms without another application fee. Unclassified graduate students currently enrolled at SIUE are not assessed an additional fee to apply to a program.

The application fee is $30. Payment should be made in U.S. dollars by check or money order payable to SIUE. Payment may also be made online by credit card at .

Providing Academic Credentials

Applicants must have an official transcript mailed directly to the Office of Admissions by the institution granting the baccalaureate degree. This is not necessary for applicants who graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Hand carried and faxed documents are not acceptable. Please direct all transcripts to: Office of Admissions, Box 1047, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047.

Check the Status of Your Application

To check the status of your application and to ensure that all documents necessary to complete your admission file have been received, go to

Financial Support Information

Students in unclassified status are not eligible for assistantships, awards, veterans' educational benefits or most other forms of financial assistance. If you have questions concerning financial assistance, please contact Student Financial Aid at (618) 650-3880 before applying as an unclassified graduate student.


Education Administration, Psychology, and Social Work have restrictions on unclassified students registering for their classes. If you plan to register for a class in one of these programs, please contact the Program Director prior to completing the application process to determine whether permission can be granted for you to take the selected course(s).

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