Learning is a lifelong ambition. That's why the University of Idaho offers a variety of options for those who want to enrich their lives through education, but who are not seeking a degree. If you qualify, you may take a class online, at one of our campus locations throughout the state or through an Extension office.
Students do not have to be formally admitted to register for the following programs:
Students who wish to enroll in courses pertaining to their personal interest and who have not been admitted into a degree-seeking program would be considered a non-degree student.
To be admitted as a non-degree seeking student, you must:
- 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.
Please note: A non-degree student may register for no more than 7 credits each semester and may complete a maximum of 32 semester 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.