Non-Matriculated Students

At this time, the University's MA in Counseling program is at capacity, and we are unable to accommodate non-matriculated students. We will update our website should space again become available. 

Non-matriculated students are those who wish to take a PAU course without enrolling in a degree-seeking program. Students may take courses on a credit/no credit (auditing) basis. These students may choose to take courses from PAU for a variety of reasons:

  • Students who already have a masters or doctoral degree, but need a few courses to meet licensing requirements. This includes respecialization students at the PhD level.
  • Students needing courses to complete their degree at another college or university.
  • Students wanting to get a refresher course for their own needs after attaining a masters degree.
  • Students wanting to try a course before formally applying to the program. Students should note that many PAU degree programs are offered in sequence, so taking a few classes before starting may cause scheduling challenges once enrolled. 
  • Students taking a course for personal fulfillment.
  • Early Start students in PAU undergraduate programs.

Costs 20-21

  Per Unit    Fee Per Quarter    4-unit class total cost    
For Credit $1,206 $1,635 $6,459
Audit $603 $818 $3,230

Admission

  • Students interested in attending PAU as a non-matriculated student should first contact the Office of Admissions to see if there is space available in the desired courses.
  • If space is available, applicants should complete the Non-Matriculated Student Application through the Office of Admissions. The application should include unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts.
  • Application materials are reviewed by the appropriate department; students may be required to meet with a faculty member before granted permission to register.
  • Once the student is approved to register, they should complete the Add Form for the term they wish to enroll, and indicate if they would like to take the class for credit or not for credit (auditing). Students should complete a new Add Form for each subsequent term.

Guidelines by Program

  • Please note that the PsyD program does not accept non-matriculated students.
  • Approval to register for courses is never guaranteed, and is reviewed on a case-by-case and space-available basis every term. 
Undergraduate Program   
Pre-Requisites

Non-matriculated students may take most courses offered in the undergraduate curriculum for credit or audit providing they have met the program admissions requirements (auditors may be waived from the requirements with the instructor’s permission).

Course Restrictions

May not register for Senior Internship, Senior Seminar, or Independent Study.

Students may take up to 12 units of coursework.

Transition to Degree

Up to 12 units of academic work which have been taken for credit at PAU, may be transferred into PAU upon formal admittance and matriculation.

 

MS in Psychology Program   
Pre-Requisites

Non-matriculated students may take most courses offered in the M.S. curriculum for credit or audit providing they have met the prerequisites at the appropriate academic level (auditors may be waived from the prerequisites with the instructor’s permission).

Students must have completed the four prerequisite courses required for admission to the program:

  • Developmental psychology
  • Physiological or biological psychology
  • Personality or abnormal psychology
  • Statistics

Prerequisites may be waived with department approval.

Course Restrictions

Students may take up to 12 units of coursework.

Students may not not register for clinically oriented classes (i.e. Clinical Interviewing or Introduction of Psychotherapy: Evidence-Based Approaches).

Transition to Degree

Up to 12 units of academic work which have been taken for credit at PAU, may be transferred into PAU upon formal admittance and matriculation.

An exception is made for Early Start students in PAU undergraduate programs.

 

MA in Counseling Program   
Pre-Requisites

Non-matriculated students may take most courses offered in the MA curriculum for credit or audit providing they have met the prerequisites at the appropriate academic level (auditors may be waived from the prerequisites with the instructor’s permission).

Prerequisites may be waived with department approval.

Course Restrictions Students may not register for clinically oriented classes (i.e., Counseling Skills, Crisis and Trauma, Child and Adolescent Counseling, Practicum, Internship)
Transition to Degree

Up to 12 units of academic work which have been taken for credit at PAU as a non-matriculated student, may be transferred into PAU upon formal admittance and matriculation.

An exception is made for Early Start students in PAU undergraduate programs.

 

PhD in Clinical Psychology Program   
Pre-Requisites
  • Non-matriculated students may take most courses offered in the Ph.D. curriculum for credit or audit providing they have met the prerequisites at the appropriate academic level (auditors may be waived from the prerequisites with the instructor’s permission).
  • Students must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Students must have completed the four prerequisite courses required for admission to the program:
    • Biopsychology (e.g. Sensation and Perception, Brain and Behavior)
    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Statistics
Course Restrictions
  • Respecialization students may only register for practicum and internship courses.
  • Students who are not respecialization students may not register for practicum.
  • Non-matriculated students may register for up to 30 units of coursework; extensions beyond three quarters may be granted in some instances by the Psychology Department.
Transition to Degree Up to 30 units of academic work, which have been taken for credit at PAU, may be transferred into PAU upon formal admittance and matriculation.

 

Billing and Payment

  • Non-matriculated students must pay for their courses within two days of registration.
  • Non-matriculated students are not eligible for federal financial aid, and must pay tuition and fees using cash, check or credit card.

Limitations

Non-matriculated students who will be in a practicum setting should work closely with their advisor to make sure they have adequate liability insurance coverage.

 

 
 
 
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