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Non-Degree Seeking

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Non-degree seeking students are those who wish to enroll in classes, but are not planning to complete a degree.

Want to learn on your own terms? The U makes it possible. Read on to learn how to get started!

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Review Admissions Standards and Deadlines

To be eligible to apply as a non-degree seeking student, you must

  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or seeking asylum or refugee status
  • Have graduated from an accredited high school/secondary school or obtained the equivalent by passing the GED or HiSET exam if you wish to take undergraduate level courses.
  • Have earned a 4-year bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) at an accredited college or university if you wish to take graduate level courses.
  • Not be currently active in a degree seeking program at the University of Utah
  • Meet our English proficiency requirement if you are not a U.S. citizen

Undergraduate non-degree seeking students are only admitted for one term and must reapply if they wish to continue taking courses as a non-degree seeking student.

Graduate non-degree seeking students do not need to re-apply every term as long as they are continuously enrolled and attending at least one class every semester, not including summer. If they do not enroll and attend a term, excluding summer, students are discontinued and will need to submit another application and fee.

Admitted non-degree seeking students cannot enroll in classes until the open enrollment date for their admitted term. Please refer to the academic calendar for open enrollment dates.

Please note: Students are not eligible to be admitted as a non-degree seeking student for the same term they were denied as an undergraduate degree-seeking applicant. 

The University of Utah cannot issue an I-20 or maintain an F1 student SEVIS record for non-degree seeking students. F1 students already in the US must send an approval letter from their current school, allowing them to study at the U without transferring their SEVIS record, before an admission decision can be made.

All applications are evaluated in the order in which they are received, and notification of admissions decisions are sent on a rolling basis.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


Spring Applications due January 1. Summer (Full Term) Applications due May 1. Summer (Second Session) Applications due June 1. Fall Applications due August 1.

Submit Your Application

Apply for admission by submitting the application for admissions and indicating “Non-Degree Seeking” in the student type section.

Be sure to fill out the application completely, including cumulative GPA from all universities you have previously attended.

Once an application has been started, you will be able to save and continue at any time until submitted.


Once submitted, you can no longer make changes to your application.

Pay the Application Fee

The application fee for undergraduate domestic students is $55.

The application fee for undergraduate international students is $65.

Fees are non-refundable.

The application fee may be waived for applicants who provide documentation of financial hardship, as well as Military-Connected students (meaning a student is an active military member, veteran, or the dependent of an active military member or veteran).

More information on how to qualify can be found here.


Fees must be paid online within the application.

Track Your Application

Your application will be evaluated once we receive a completed application, application fee, and all required documentation.

Track the status of your application


Please allow 7-10 business days for the online tracker to reflect newly received materials.

Application Deadlines


Spring applications due


Summer (full term) applications due


Summer (second session) applications due


Fall applications due

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