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Non Degree Registration and Information

Non Degree Undergraduate (Visiting) Students

If you are not seeking a degree at UNC, you may take a course for personal interest or to transfer to another college or university. Please submit the non-degree seeking application online and follow the instructions you will receive in a confirmation email. Please allow 72 hours for this email to arrive.

Please note, as a non-degree seeking undergraduate student, you are not eligible for Financial Aid.

Non Degree Graduate Students

Non-degree seeking graduate status refers to a student who has at least a Bachelor's degree and has either applied to our Graduate School and not yet been admitted or is wanting to take classes but not pursue a degree. To register as a non-degree seeking graduate student, please submit the non-degree seeking application online and follow the instructions you will receive in a confirmation email. Please allow 72 hours for this email to arrive.

Please note, as a non-degree seeking graduate student, you are not eligible for Financial Aid.

Special Non Degree Registration Options

  • Concurrent Enrollment

    The Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act (CEPA) is a state law (HB 09-1319; SB 09-285; HB 12-1043) that allows high school students to simultaneously earn both high school and college credit. Colorado students have a wide variety of opportunities to earn college level credit(s) or further enhance their preparation for postsecondary study.  Students who are currently in the 9th through 12th grade, may qualify to enroll in college courses, at the UNC campus, during the Fall and Spring semesters under the Concurrent Enrollment Program. Please check with your high school counselor for more information before starting the application process.

    Step 1

    Coordinate with your high school counselor to be sure you are a good candidate for concurrent enrollment.

    Step 2

    Complete a non-degree seeking application and select concurrent enrollment as the student type.

    Step 3

    Work with your parent or guardian to complete the concurrent enrollment agreement.

    Step 4

    Work with your high school counselor to select which course(s) you wish to complete and upload the course registration form with your application.

    • Please note that concurrent enrollment students are held to the same course pre-requisites as traditional students.  Students may be asked to provide information about previous courses taken.

    Step 5

    Keep an eye on your Bearmail for confirmation of registration or questions from the Office of the Registrar.

    Students who are home schooled or would like to take a class during the Summer semester will need to contact the Office of the Registrar at 970-351-4862, option 2.

  • Independent Study

    Independent study courses are offered through Extended Campus to UNC and Non-UNC students. Specific questions about Independent Study courses can be directed to Extended Campus/Independent Study Program at (970)-351-2944 or (800) 232-1749 or indeps.desk@unco.edu.  The Independent Study Guide is available on the Extended Campus website.

    Unless otherwise noted in the course description, you may begin an Independent Study course at any time and study at a pace that fits your schedule. Unless your syllabus/study guide states otherwise, you are automatically allowed one year (12 months) from the date of enrollment to complete your course(s).

    Drop/Withdrawal Policy: The drop deadline for Independent Study courses are based on the registration date and the amount of time to completion deadline (10%). You will receive a full refund, credited to your UNC student account and refunded via check. The withdrawal deadline for this course is based on the registration date and the amount of time to completion deadline (50%). There is no refund for a withdrawal, full tuition is owed.

    Tuition & Fees:

    • Course materials costs (textbooks, CDs, etc.) are purchased and paid for separately. 
    • You will be billed for the cost of your course tuition. 
    • Independent Study courses are over and above your regular campus tuition rates and schedule.
    • Tuition for the course is listed in the course description on the Extended Campus webpage.

    Independent Study courses are not College Opportunity Fund (COF) supported and may not be eligible for financial aid; for more information contact the Office of Financial Aid, 970-351-4862.

    Your enrollment will be reported to the National Student Loan Clearinghouse during the semester of initial registration. Enrollment will not be reported for any subsequent semesters in which your course continues.

    Any student requesting disability accommodation for this class must inform the instructor giving appropriate notice. Students are encouraged to contact Disability Resource Center at (970) 351-2289 to certify documentation of disability and to ensure appropriate accommodations are implemented in a timely manner.

  • Auditing

    When students audit a course, there is no need to complete assignments or exams, but students are expected to attend class. If students don’t attend class they may be removed from the roster. If students successfully complete the class, they will be given a grade of "NC" (no credit). Tuition and fees are charged for audited courses and the course is not eligible for the COF stipend. Current students registered for an audit course should contact the Registrar's Office to change their registration status to an audit. Students may not change the status for any course, including audit courses, after the add deadline for a given term. For visiting students, please contact the Registrar's Office at 970-351-4862.

    If you are age 65 or older and wish to audit a course, you may do so with no tuition charge (course fees may apply). 

    Registration may occur beginning the first Monday following the last day of pre-registration for UNC students. Registration is subject to space availability. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Registrar's Office at 970-351-4862.

  • Senior Citizen

    If you are a senior citizen (65 and above) and wish to take a course for credit, normal tuition and fees apply.

    If you are a senior citizen and wish to audit a course, you may do so with no tuition charge (course fees may apply). Registration is subject to space availability and must be completed in person at the Office of the Registrar.

    Seniors will be allowed to register the Monday following the last day of pre-registration for UNC students.

    If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 970-351-4862.