Non-Degree Seeking

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Complete prerequisites. Expand your knowledge on a specific topic. Or, try something entirely new. The University of Arizona offers undergraduate and graduate level courses for non-degree seeking students – 100% online.

Why Apply as a Non-Degree Seeking Student?

1

Prepare for an Advanced Degree

Gain the background knowledge necessary to excel in more advanced coursework as part of your program of choice.

2

Supplement Your Degree Program

Give your resume an edge and supplement your field of study with additional courses outside your degree.

3

Explore A New Area of Interest

Discover new areas of study or take classes for personal enrichment outside of an academic degree program.

Find the Right Fit

Which courses are the best fit for you? Listed below are areas of study where non-degree courses are a popular choice:

Business:

  • Basic Economic Issues
  • Professional Writing
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting

Languages:

  • Spanish

Sciences:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Physics
  • Organic Chemistry (Lecture)

Please note: course selection may be limited based on prerequisite requirements.

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Is Non-Degree Status Right For You?

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Non-degree seeking status is not right for everyone. Non-degree students are ineligible to receive financial aid or scholarships or be awarded degrees or certificates. If you are hoping to boost your GPA or 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.

Students participating in a non-UA 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 non-degree seeking eligibility requirements, visit the eligibility page.

The UA 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. Learn more about federal aid requirements.

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.

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:

  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Mining
  • Science
  • 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 UA 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. Learn more about federal aid requirements.