Non-Degree Admission

Students who hold a bachelor’s degree may enroll for courses at UIS as a non-degree seeking graduate student. These students will be asked to define their educational goals before exceeding 12 semester hours. Non-degree students are subject to the same academic probation and suspension policies as degree-seeking students.

Non-degree students who choose to become degree candidates must complete regular admissions procedures, including acceptance into the chosen degree program. When formal admission is granted, the course work completed as a non-degree seeking student is evaluated by the intended academic program and may or may not apply toward that program’s graduation requirements. UIS accepts a maximum of 12 semester hours of such credit toward a graduate degree. A non-degree declaration form must be on file for continued enrollment as a non-degree student beyond 12 hours. Non-degree students typically are not eligible for financial assistance.