Enroll in an Individual Course
Complete prerequisites. Expand your knowledge on a specific topic. Enhance your professional development. Or try something entirely new. The University of Arizona offers undergraduate and graduate-level courses for non-degree-seeking students.
What is a Non-Degree Seeking Student?
As a non-degree seeking student, you are not working towards graduating with a degree from the University of Arizona. You are taking classes without officially declaring a major and might be fulfilling prerequisites, growing your expertise in a certain field or just interested in picking up a new skill.
Why Apply for an Individual Course?
Here are some important facts to consider before you pursue an individual class:
If a course has a prerequisite, unofficial transcripts are needed to verify that your prerequisites are complete and registration must be handled by the department manually so they can override the prerequisite and enroll you.
You can only take up to 15 credits as a non-degree seeking student that can be applied to an undergraduate degree program.
You can only take up to 12 credits as a non-degree seeking student that can be applied to a graduate degree program.
Some courses have prerequisites or require approval by the department. Be sure to speak to an advisor before enrolling in an individual course.
Non-Degree Seeking Student Information
Students participating in a non University of Arizona sponsored high school program must be at least 16 years old to apply as a non-degree seeking student.
A maximum of 15 credits completed as a non-degree seeking student may be used for fulfilling undergraduate degree requirements.
Cost & Eligibility
Per Unit Cost: $500
For eligibility requirements, visit the eligibility page.
The University of Arizona cannot administer financial aid to non-degree seeking graduate or undergraduate students. Federal regulations require enrollment in an eligible academic program for the purpose of obtaining a degree in order to qualify for federal aid.
A U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university/college or a final degree awarded from a comparable institute of higher education is required for non-degree seeking student admission. There is no GPA requirement for graduate non-degree seeking students.
Up to 12 units of graduate credit earned in non-degree status and/or transferred from other institutions may be used towards an advanced degree once a student obtains regular admission to a degree program.
Up to 6 units of graduate credit earned in non-degree status and/or transferred from other institutions may be used towards a graduate certificate once a student obtains regular admission to a certificate program.
After completing no more than 12 consecutive semester units of graded (A, B, C) 500-level or higher course work with a minimum 3.000 GPA, non-degree students should apply for admission to a graduate degree program.
Please visit the Graduate College Non-Degree Seeking page for more helpful information.
Cost & Eligibility
Per Unit Cost: $820 - $1250
Students in graduate courses from the following disciplines will be charged $1,250 per unit for all courses taken while in non-degree seeking status:
- Public Health
- Nurse Anesthesia
Students in graduate non-degree seeking status who do not register for any of the disciplines listed above will be charged $820 per unit.
For non-degree seeking eligibility requirements, visit the eligibility page.
The University of Arizona cannot administer financial aid to non-degree seeking graduate or undergraduate students. However, a student admitted as a non-degree graduate student may qualify for federal loan assistance if the student is taking prerequisite courses for admittance into a University of Arizona Graduate Degree program.
Federal regulations require enrollment in an eligible academic program for the purpose of obtaining a degree in order to qualify for federal aid.
Customize Your Journey
Non-degree seeking status is not right for everyone. Students interested in individual courses are ineligible to receive financial aid or scholarships or be awarded degrees or certificates. If you are wanting to fill requirements before enrolling in a full degree program, check out the Second Start program or speak with an advisor about custom-designed pathways that will help you get into the program of your choice.