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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an application fee?

Yes. As a visiting/non-degree student, you will be charged a one-time, non-refundable $50 processing fee for the entire semester upon your initial application.

Can I receive financial aid as a visiting/non-degree student?

No. Visiting and non-degree students are only eligible for private loans, not federal loans. A payment plan is available and can assist with costs.

What is the tuition?

Visiting and non-degree students are charged the part-time tuition rate.

What is the maximum number of credits I can complete as a non-degree student?

You are limited to a maximum of 25 credits as a visiting/non-degree student. After completing 25 credits as a visiting student, you must file an application for admission to a degree program and be accepted before further enrollment will be permitted.

I applied to Pace as a degree-seeking student and was denied. Can I attend Pace as a visiting student?

If you have been denied regular admission to Pace University, you are not eligible to apply as a visiting student.

How many credits can I take per semester?

You are eligible to take up to 11 credits.

What is the deadline to apply?

Registration may be completed through the first day of the semester. It is advised that you register early to decrease the possibility of being closed out of classes. However, the University cannot guarantee that your preferred schedule will be available.

Can I complete my GED at Pace?

Yes. To apply to the GED program, you must submit a Visiting/Non-degree application. View information on the GED program.

I am interested in taking classes to fulfill prerequisites for medical, dental, or veterinary school. Can I complete those at Pace?

Yes. College graduates who are interested in a career in the health professions (medical, dental, or veterinary schools), but still need the prerequisite science courses can apply as a visiting/non-degree student. For advisement on pre-requisites, please contact:

JamieLee Rizzo, PhD
Phone: (212) 346-1761
Email: jrizzo@pace.edu

Can I complete pre-requisites for Pace’s nursing or health science degrees as a visiting/non-degree student?

Yes. If you have completed a bachelor’s degree and would like to complete prerequisites for Pace’s nursing or health science degrees, you can apply as a non-degree student. See below for the degrees and required prerequisites.

  • Physician’s Assistant New York City:
    • BIO 101: General Biology I
    • BIO 102: General Biology II
    • BIO 152: Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO 153: Anatomy and Physiology II
    • CHE 111: General Chemistry I
    • CHE 112: General Chemistry II
    • CHE 223: Organic Chemistry I or CHE 326: Biochemistry
    • BIO 254: Basic Microbiology
    • BIO 231: Genetics
    • MAT 117: Elementary Statistics, MAT 134: Introduction to Probability and Statistics or MAT 130: Pre-calculus
  • Physician’s Assistant Pleasantville
    • BIO 101: General Biology I
    • BIO 102: General Biology II
    • BIO 152: Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO 153: Anatomy and Physiology II
    • CHE 111: General Chemistry I
    • CHE 112: General Chemistry II
    • CHE 223: Organic Chemistry I or CHE 326: Biochemistry
    • BIO 254: Basic Microbiology
    • MAT 117: Elementary Statistics, MAT 134: Introduction to Probability and Statistics or MAT 130: Pre-calculus
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
    • BIO 101: General Biology I
    • CHE 111: General Chemistry I or PHY 101: College Physics I
    • MAT 117: Elementary Statistics or MAT 134: Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    • (Need 2) SOC 102: Introduction to Sociology, ANT 101: Introduction to Anthropology, and/or PSY 112: Introduction to Psychology
    • CSD 223: Psycholinguistics
    • CSD 253: Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
    • CSD 140: Introduction to Communication Disorders
    • CSD 256: Phonetics · CSD 270: Introduction to Audiology C
    • SD 251: Early Language Development
    • CSD 357: Speech Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
    • ENG 110: Composition, ENG 120: Critical Writing or any course with a LIT subject heading
    • PSY 112: Introduction to Psychology
    • MAT 117: Elementary Statistics or MAT 134: Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    • CHP 105: Introduction to Nutrition
    • BIO 101: General Biology I or BIO 254: Basic Microbiology
    • BIO 152: Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO 153: Anatomy and Physiology II
    • CHE 111: General Chemistry I
    • CHE 112: General Chemistry II or CHE 223: Organic Chemistry I
    • CHE 326: Biochemistry
  • Accelerated Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing
    • BIO 152: Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO 153: Anatomy and Physiology II
    • BIO 254: Basic Microbiology
    • CHE 113: Principles of Chemistry for the Health Professions or CHE 111: General Chemistry I
    • MAT 117: Elementary Statistics or MAT 134: Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    • PSY 112: Introduction to Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy
    • BIO 152: Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO 153: Anatomy and Physiology II
    • PHY 101: College Physics I or PHY 111: General Physics I
    • MAT 117: Elementary Statistics or MAT 134: Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    • PSY 275: Lifespan Development Psychology or PSY 375: Lifespan Development Psychology
    • PSY 320: Abnormal Psychology I
    • SOC 102: Introduction to Sociology or ANT 101: Introduction to Anthropology

I am an international student. Can I obtain an I-20 as a visiting student at Pace?

International students can attend Pace University for one semester or two can obtain an F-1 visa for pursuing a non-degree program. Find out more information on our F-1 non-degree program for international students.

I am an Au Pair. Can I take the required academic credits at Pace?

Yes, view information on our Au Pair Program.