Personal Professional Enrichment (PPE)

Students interested in taking graduate-level (nondoctoral) courses for personal or professional enrichment (PPE) need to complete an online application as a PPE student. Once approved, students will be able to register through their myNEU account.

  • Students on PPE status are expected to satisfy applicable course prerequisites before enrolling in a course.
  • Students taking courses while on PPE status may elect to apply to a graduate certificate or degree program by completing the formal application process. Up to two qualifying courses (or 8 credits) completed while on PPE status may be applied to the intended program of study. To be eligible, the minimum earned grade for the course(s) must be B.
  • Students taking courses under PPE status are not eligible for financial aid.

PPE status is not an option for students seeking an F-1 visa.