Admission as a Non-Degree Seeking Student
The University of Idaho is supportive of life-long learners. You may apply for continuing education credits as a non-degree seeking student. If admitted as a non-degree seeking student, you can take online courses or courses offered at our campus locations and Extension offices.
For more information, please contact The University of Idaho Office of Admissions at 208-885-6326 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For graduate enquiries, please contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 208-885-4001 or email@example.com.
Non-degree seeking students can register for up to 7 credits a semester and may complete a maximum of 32 credits at the University of Idaho. Upon completion of 32 semester credits, the student must either be admitted as a degree seeking student at the University of Idaho or submit a letter of appeal to continue as a non-degree student. Any deviations from the admission policy or credit limits need the approval of the Director of Admissions and/or the Admissions Committee. Instructor permission is required to enroll in 500-600 level courses. Permission of the Dean of the College of Law is required to enroll in 800-899 level courses.
If you have not yet graduated from high school or obtained a GED, you may be admitted as a non-degree student based on the dual credit policies of the University of Idaho.
The requirements for admissions as a non-degree seeking student include:
- Be a high school graduate or have completed the GED.
- Understand that acceptance in this category does not constitute acceptance to a degree-granting program.
- Have sufficient educational background to qualify for the course or courses in which enrollment is sought.
- Accept personal responsibility for the applicability of credits earned while registered in this category.
- Understand that students in this non-degree category cannot be considered for federal or state financial aid.
Non-degree students are not admitted to the College of Graduate Studies (COGS). They may, however, take graduate courses with permission of the instructor and the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies if they have already earned a baccalaureate degree with an overall 3.00 GPA. Non-degree students are not eligible for Title IV financial aid. If a non-degree student receives a grade of C, D, or F in a 500-level course, he/she loses the privilege of taking more 500-level courses.
Individuals that seek to take graduate courses for professional development and don’t currently want to complete a M.S. or Ph.D. degree have the opportunity to take courses towards a graduate certificate, where applications for “certificate only graduate students”, are made through COGS.