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Engineering Graduate Courses, Degree Admission Not Required

From elementary schools to top universities, institutions nationwide are shifting from in-person to online or remote learning, which has created new challenges for students. The need for flexible online courses with real academic rigor is suddenly more important than ever. Fortunately, at the U-M College of Engineering, an ideal option already exists: Non-Candidate for Degree (NCFD) status.

Engineering Graduate Courses Available Without the Admissions Process

The Non-Candidate for Degree (NCFD) option is a temporary status in which new students can be introduced to online engineering courses. From students who want to explore a discipline before pursuing a degree to working professionals taking courses for professional development, the NCFD status gives learners flexibility in this challenging time.

These fully online courses are taught by world-class University of Michigan (U-M) faculty and can be used as transferable credits towards a degree program, as long as students achieve a grade of at least a "B" (3.0/4.0). NCFD applicants must submit application materials at least two weeks before the start of the semester. Learners are limited to two courses taken in the NCFD status and then must either be admitted into one of U-M's degree programs, or must send an acceptance letter from another university where they are pursuing their degree. To learn more about the NCFD status, click here or contact for more information.

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