Applicants who are interested in taking individual courses that are part of DigiPen's degree programs may register for them based on each semester's course offerings and availability. Applicants will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Courses taken in Non-Matriculated Studies do not lead to a degree and are not applicable to earning a professional certificate from DigiPen.


Applicants to Non-Matriculated Studies must show proof of graduation from high school and a recommended minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA) in their most recent studies for acceptance into the program.

  • Upon application, a degree program track must be selected and additional corresponding materials may be required:
    • To follow a Bachelor of Science track, applicants must show a "B" average in math and have completed coursework through precalculus.
    • To follow a Bachelor of Arts track no additional materials are required.
    • To follow a Bachelor of Fine Arts track, applicants must submit an Art Portfolio.
  • Students must pass or show proof of having passed prerequisite courses before they are able to register for more advanced courses. Waiver exams may be administered if the student feels he or she has achieved proficiency.
  • Students must earn a "C-" or better to pass courses that are core to their chosen track.
  • Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to remain enrolled in Non-Matriculated Studies. Enrollment is on a continuous basis unless students do not register for classes for a given semester.

To apply for Non-Matriculated Studies at DigiPen, simply fill out an Application for Admission and select the Non-Matriculated Studies track that most interests you. Official transcripts showing proof of high-school graduation and appropriate prerequisites should be mailed directly to DigiPen. Art portfolios must be submitted through our online portal SlideRoom using the BFA program listing.

Please direct any questions to the Office of Admissions.

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