Postbaccalaureate Applicants

Postbaccalaureate Graduate

A Postbaccalaureate Graduate student is a holder of a regionally accredited bachelor's degree who has been admitted to the Graduate School but not to a degree program. This is a non degree-seeking classification. A postbaccalaureate graduate student does not have a declared major and cannot earn a graduate degree while so classified.
An applicant with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution who wants to take graduate work as an admitted student, but does not intend to pursue a specific graduate degree, must submit the online application, the $70.00 application fee, a one page statement of purpose, and an official transcript from the college or university for all degrees awarded. The transcripts should be mailed to the Office of Admissions at 1217 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1217.
The application must be submitted 30 days prior to the beginning of the term in which you request admission.
  • Postbaccalaureate graduate students are not eligible for financial aid.
  • A maximum of 15 graduate credits earned at the University of Oregon while classified as a postbaccalaureate graduate student may be counted later toward a master's degree pending school or departmental endorsement and Graduate School approval. CAUTION! This is within the overall 15-credit maximum of transfer credit to a 45-credit master's degree program. Grades must be A, B, or P.

Do NOT apply for this status if:

  • You want to pursue a formal graduate degree program.
  • You are an international student. The postbaccalaureate graduate student status is restricted to U.S. citizens.
Up to 15 credits of graduate coursework taken may be considered by petition for acceptance toward Master's degree requirements. Please note: under this status, students pay full graduate tuition and are ineligible for financial aid.
To apply, click here. Create an account and under Major applying for, select Post Baccalaureate Graduate (found under the Graduate School section).
Note: If you are interested in the pre-health post-bac program, do not apply as a postbaccalaureate graduate student. Instead, use the undergraduate application below.

Postbaccalaureate Undergraduate

If you are not interested in pursuing a graduate degree or certificate and want to earn a second undergraduate degree or take only undergraduate level course work as an admitted student, you may apply for admission as a Postbaccalaureate Undergraduate student through the Office of Admissions. Postbaccalaureate Non-Graduate students are not considered to be graduate students and are not eligible to take graduate level courses. More information, including the application form, is available from the Office of Admissions.

Note: This is the appropriate status for students interested in the pre-health post-bac program (see


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