Take a class as non-degree/guest student
If you want to enroll in a class for credit, but are not admitted into a degree program at the University of Minnesota, you may enroll as a non-degree-seeking student. Complete the following steps to register.
Before you will be able to register for undergraduate classes at the Twin Cities campus, you must activate your student record. Once you have been activated, you will receive a confirmation and a University student ID number.
After you initiate your Internet ID, log in to MyU. There you can update your personal information, register for classes, verify the details of your registration, pay your bill, and get transcripts. Make sure that your personal information is up to date so that you do not miss out on mail or email notifications from the University.
If you are a graduate with a bachelor's or other postsecondary degree who is not admitted to, or currently active in, a University of Minnesota degree program, you can take graduate courses as a non-degree student. However, you will not be able to register for courses through MyU.
To earn credit for graduate classes before you are admitted to a graduate degree program, apply directly to the Graduate School. This also applies if you are an international student who needs to satisfy VISA requirements.
To register graduate classes for career, professional, or personal enrichment, follow these directions.
Tuition and financial aid
As a non-degree student, you will be charged on a per-credit basis for the credits in which you enroll. This applies to both undergraduate and graduate courses. Tuition bills are ready to view two business days after you register. You can view and pay your bill through MyU.
Federal or state financial aid is typically not available to non-degree-seeking students. However, if you are enrolling in a course required for admission into a degree program, there may be options. Visit the College of Continuing Education to learn more. You may also search for scholarships for non-degree students.
|Thu, Dec 22, 2016||End of semester|
|Tue, Jan 17, 2017||Spring semester begins|
|Sat, May 13, 2017||End of semester|
|Tue, Nov 1, 2016||November graduation application deadline for graduate & professional students (monthly clearances only)|
|Mon, Nov 14, 2016||Last day to cancel fall full semester classes without college approval|
|Fri, Dec 2, 2016||Spring registration opens for non-degree and visiting students|