Do I have to be admitted to a degree program to enroll in distance classes?

    No. Distance students can apply to be a nondegree graduate student and upon admissions enroll in a distance optics class. Up to six units can be completed in nondegree status and applied toward the Professional Graduate Certificate program once admitted. Up to 15 units can be completed in nondegree status and applied toward an M.S. or Ph.D. degree program once admitted.