Effective summer 2012, students admitted to a graduate (Masters, PhD, Certificate) career or an academic degree or certificate program in an Academic Health Center professional career may register in more than one career during the same term. "Career" is the broadest level at which the University defines students. Career levels included in this dual career registration option are graduate and professional (Veterinary Medicine, Dental School, Medical School, and Pharmacy).
Students in a graduate or professional program may also register in another degree or certificate program in a separate career in the same term, if admitted, or take classes at the non-degree undergraduate level. Students in professional programs also have the option to take classes at the non-degree graduate level.
- The Law School will not participate in this registration option. Students in the Law School must register for only one career level per term if they are dual degree-seeking students.
- While students at the undergraduate level can seek multiple degrees at the same time, they cannot be degree-seeking at the undergraduate and graduate or professional careers simultaneously.
- Students in masters, PhD, and post-baccalaureate certificate programs are not allowed to take classes as a degree-seeking and non-degree graduate level student during the same term.
- When registering, students should correctly select the career they want for each class they are registering for; students cannot go back later and change it after registration. If a student is using a course as part of a degree program, the student must register for it under their degree program career.
- The same refund and cancel/add deadlines apply to both non-degree and degree classes when making changes to registration or canceling classes.
- If a degree program requires continuous enrollment (e.g., Grad 999 for masters and PhD students), students will need to follow that requirement even when they were not planning to otherwise register in that career.
Taking classes when admitted concurrently in two degree programs
Graduate and professional students admitted to two concurrent degree programs (or a degree program and a certificate program) in two separate careers can register in each career using the web registration system during their normal registration queue time. Students will see a message stating that they are eligible to enroll in more than one career. A drop-down menu will be visible on the right side of the registration screen to allow students to select the career they want to register in.
Taking classes as a non-degree undergraduate
Graduate and professional students wishing to take classes as a non-degree undergraduate can register during the non-degree open registration period. If this is the first time using this registration option, students should complete and submit a “register/add classes” email request form making sure to select the “Undergraduate” tuition level. Once a student has been registered as a non-degree undergraduate, that student will be able to register online in future terms provided the student registers as a non-degree undergraduate at least once per academic year.
Taking classes as a non-degree graduate level student
Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, and Vet Med students wishing to take classes as a non-degree graduate student can register during the non-degree open registration period. Students should follow the One Stop registration steps to register. Adding classes using web registration is not available for non-degree graduate level students.
Tuition, Fees, Billing, and Payment
Students will be assessed and charged tuition and fees for each career level they register for in any given term. Students will be charged standard, collegiate, materials, and any other fees for each class they take for each career in which they are registered. Class credits count toward tuition bands and plateaus only if those credits are taken in the career for which the band or plateau applies. For example, a graduate level student taking 6 credits in the graduate career and 3 credits as a non-degree undergraduate student will be charged the 6-14 credit graduate tuition band rate plus the per credit charge for the undergraduate classes taken at the undergraduate level.
Tuition and fees for all course work regardless of career level will be posted to students’ University student account. Students admitted into a degree program who also register for courses under non-degree status are exempt from the University requirement that non-degree students must pay their tuition in full by the first billing due date.
For students taking classes in two concurrent degree programs, financial aid funds will be based on the career with the higher tuition rate, allowing the maximum financial aid awarded to the student.
Students taking classes in both a degree program and as a non-degree student cannot receive additional financial aid for non-degree classes. However, after all tuition and fees are paid for classes in the degree-seeking career, the student may use any remaining financial aid to pay tuition and fees for the non-degree classes.
Transcript Record of Classes
Classes taken at separate career levels will only appear on that career level transcript. Classes taken as a non-degree student will appear on the undergraduate record (if taken for undergraduate credit) or on the graduate record (if taken for graduate credit). These courses will not appear on the degree program transcript.
Each career level has its own calculated GPA and only classes taken at that career level are used to calculate that career level’s GPA. If students are using a course as part of a degree program, they must register for it under their degree program career so that it appears on the appropriate transcript.