Making Application as an Unclassified Student (Non-degree Seeking)

Unclassified students are individuals who wish to take graduate level classes either for credit or audit, but do not wish to pursue a graduate degree. Application procedures are unique to the campus location.

If you are unsure as to which campus to make application, please visit our Reynolda and Bowman Gray academic program pages for a complete list of master programs and PhD Tracks as well as their campus location.

Reynolda Campus

Applicants who wish to take graduate level classes on the Reynolda campus should complete the on-line application. Applicants will be required to submit an official undergraduate transcript to the Graduate School. Upon receipt of your application and transcript, a letter will be sent to you with instructions for registration.  Registration will require permission from the course instructor.

Certificate Program in Bioethics

Applicants may apply to one of three Graduate Certificates in Bioethics:

  • Graduate Certificate in Bioethics
  • Graduate Certificate in Biomedical Research Ethics
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Bioethics

The application requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics are identical to that of the Master of Arts in Bioethics with the exception that there is no standardized test requirement.  A complete application will contain all of the following:

  • Application and application fee
  • Uploaded transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Uploaded Current Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Uploaded Statement of Interest – the statement of interest should be approximately 300-600 words describing how you expect the Graduate Certificate in Bioethics will relate to your current and/or further work and interests.

Students wishing to change from the Graduate Certificate to the Master of Arts will be expected to qualify for and apply to the degree program. Successful completion of the Certificate program does not guarantee admission to the Master of Arts degree program.

Certificate in Interpreting and Translation Studies

The Interpreting and Translation Studies program offers several Graduate Certificates in specialized areas:

  • Graduate Certificate in Interpreting Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Translation Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Audiovisual Translation and Interpreting
  • Graduate Certificate in Intercultural Services in Healthcare
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching of Interpreting

…For students holding a MA, MS or MBA degree, a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Interpreting is available.

… A student who wishes to complete three certificates can meet the requirements for a MA in Interpreting and Translation Studies.

The application requirements for the certificates in Translation and Interpreting Studies are identical to that of MA in Interpreting and Translation Studies. A complete application will include:

  • Application and application fee
  • Uploaded transcript
  • GRE test scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS test scores – from students who have not received a college degree from a U.S. institution
  • Three letters of recommendation – one letter should be from current employer
  • Uploaded Current Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Uploaded Statement of Interest – including your background in teaching and in interpreting/translation.

Please access the following link for information regarding Program Specific Requirements:

Taking courses as an unclassified student is only available to individuals who live and/or work in the local community and are not seeking a graduate degree.

Complete the application and return it to the Graduate School office along with a non-refundable application fee of $75. Make check or money order payable to Wake Forest School of Medicine (WFSM).

Request an official transcript from your undergraduate school to be sent to:

Graduate Student Records
Wake Forest University
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Bowman Gray Campus
175 Vine Street, BGMC – Mailstop (573183)
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(p) 336-716-4263 | (f) 336-716-9593

After submission of the application, obtain the course instructors permission. Once the Graduate School has received confirmation from the instructor you will receive confirmation of enrollment.

Prepare a check (payable to WFSM at registration) in the amount of $1,340 per course hour or $110 per course hour audit fee. Payment must be made before the first day of class. Employees taking courses may receive a break on tuition. Please inquire at registration. If the department is paying the tuition, note the account number on the registration form along with the authorized signature.

Meet the requirements for immunizations (print forms below, complete, and return to Employee Health).