Non-degree coursework is suited for individuals interested in taking coursework at the University of Denver for any of the following reasons: (1) explore a program or strengthen academic history before applying for admission to a graduate degree program, (2) complete a course for professional development or for another degree program outside of DU, or (3) take courses for personal growth. Students can take a maximum of three non-degree courses. After three courses, students must apply to a degree-seeking program or submit a petition to continue taking non-degree courses for personal growth only.
Admission as a non-degree student does not guarantee admission to a University of Denver graduate degree program. In the event that the student subsequently wishes to undertake a degree program at the University of Denver, the regular application procedures must be followed, including the submission of the required application fee. No more than three courses earned as a non-degree student may be applied to the degree. All non-degree coursework must be approved for transfer into a degree-seeking program.
All non-degree applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree in order to enroll in graduate level courses. Additionally, non-native English speakers must follow standard graduate admission requirements to demonstrate proof of English language proficiency. Non-degree students must apply each term.
International non-degree students should contact the University of Denver’s International Student and Scholar Services for information on visa eligibility.
Note: Non-degree students interested in taking Iliff School of Theology courses must register at Iliff. The classes will be counted as non-degree credits, not transfer credits, towards the DU-Iliff Joint PhD program with advisor approval upon acceptance into the Joint PhD program.