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.
  • Letter from your current institution indicating approval to take courses at another institution towards their graduation requirements.
  • Goals statement submitted with the application explaining why you are applying for undergraduate non-degree status and what specific courses you are seeking to take at UIC.

NEW for Fall 2020! Taking a gap year? Exploring a specific topic or just need a few courses? Our Online Pathways program offers courses online that may meet your needs as a visiting student.  

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

If you are taking a gap year before attending another institution and are only seeking a course or two? Check out our Online Pathways program.

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

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.