Learning can happen without a degree. 

To apply for undergraduate nondegree, the following requirements must be met: 

  • Petition for access to the nondegree web application.
  • The $60 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver.
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
  • Goals statement submitted with the application explaining why you are applying for undergraduate non-degree status.

If you have already earned a Bachelor’s degree, apply as a graduate nondegree student.

Fall and spring term undergraduate nondegree applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the following colleges:

  • Applied Health Sciences
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Urban Planning & Public Affairs

Visiting Students

Applicants seeking to take courses as a visiting student over the summer should apply to the Summer Session.

Summer Session Applicants

Post-Baccalaureate Programs

UIC does not offer an organized post-baccalaureate program for pre-health studies (or other preprofessional/preparatory coursework). Students seeking to complete prerequisite coursework for undergraduate, graduate, or professional programs at UIC or elsewhere will generally be advised to pursue those courses at a community college.

See Graduate Admissions for a list of post-baccalaureate certificate programs.


The University of Illinois at Chicago is pleased to share the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report with all prospective students. The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, public safety authority, crime reporting policies, fire safety, disciplinary procedures, and fire statistics in UIC residential facilities and crime statistics for the three previous calendar years. The full text of this report is available online on the UIC Clery Website at If you would like to receive a copy on paper, visit the Office of Preparedness & Response, located at 1140 South Paulina Street, Suite 109, Chicago, IL 60612.