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REU if not enrolled in degree program?

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Is it possible to do an REU without being currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program? Some REU descriptions do state this is a requirement. Others seem to expect it, but don't explicitly rule out other possibilities. Does anyone have experience with this?

I have a bachelor's degree in English and a few credits of undergrad math classes (including some upper division), taken as a non-degree-seeking student; otherwise self-taught.
 

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Is it possible to do an REU without being currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program?
No. "An undergraduate student is a student who is enrolled in a degree program (part-time or full-time) leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree... Students who have received their bachelor's degrees and are no longer enrolled as undergraduates are generally not eligible to participate."
 
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I've been looking at internships and REU's quite a bit lately, and I haven't come across any. All of the ones that I've seen have clearly stated that one must be currently enrolled in a degree seeking program in an undergraduate program.
 
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Some of the labs might accept you. Fermilab has a program for US citizens and international applicants, and they accept students that have already gradauted.

http://ed.fnal.gov/interns/

You might also want to check out Los Alamos
 
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Thanks to everyone who responded to this thread. I sent out a bunch of queries. Most did say I wouldn't be eligible. A couple said I would. Someone also suggested to me the IMMERSE program for pre-grads at Nebraska: http://www.math.unl.edu/programs/mctp/immerse
 

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