Continuing Graduate Status (CGS) and How to Apply

Continuing Graduate Non-degree Status (CGS) admission is required for anyone who wishes to take graduate-level coursework without pursuing a graduate degree. The Miami University Graduate School charges a $20 CGS application fee. Those interested in taking stand-alone graduate-level coursework who have graduated from Miami University or who have applied for CGS admission in the past five years do not need to apply for CGS admission. Instead, these students must complete the Miami University re-enrollment application

Applying for CGS admission is not the same as applying for admission to a graduate degree program. It does not qualify or pre-qualify a student for degree admission.

(Please note: if you’re interested in Earth Expeditions, the application process is slightly different. Please see below for more information)

How To Apply

Web Courses (100% Online) and Web+ Courses
An application to the Graduate School is required, which will create a student record for you with Miami University. All steps must be completed or you will not be able to register. Please reach out to Meggan Davison at with any questions. If you are interested in taking Web + courses, you should also reach out to the relevant AIP Master Institution to check on availability. Before starting your application, please know which term you will be able to start your coursework.

  1. Complete the Graduate School Application
    • Are you applying to a workshop? No
    • When beginning your application, please choose “Graduate Non-Degree.”
    • On the Admissions Information Non Degree page, you should choose:
      • What Program are you applying to? Non-Degree
      • Degree: CGS
      • Start Term: The term you will first take a course
    • Complete the remainder of the page with your information, moving on to the next page.
    • Be sure to review your information and make any necessary changes prior to submitting your application.
  2. Once you receive your CGS admission letter from the Graduate School, please:

Earth Expeditions Field Courses

The Earth Expeditions application is due annually on January 28.  Accepted students apply to the Miami University Graduate School for non-degree-seeking CGS admission AFTER acceptance and placement in an Earth Expeditions course.

How To Register

After fully completing all steps shared above, further information will be sent to you, including a link to the registration form. All steps must be completed to alert us of your application and to create a student account with the university. You may note that we will remove your Immunization Hold and you will not need to send your immunization records into the university. For questions, you may contact Meggan Davison in our main office at