If you are interested in taking classes at the University, refer to the information and policies below to determine how to proceed.
Undergraduate Non-Degree and Degree Applicants
If you are interested in taking courses as a part-time, non-degree undergraduate student but do not intend to earn a degree from the University, you will need to submit the non-degree application.
If you are interested in earning a degree from the University, you must complete the degree-seeking undergraduate application via myIllini. If you are unable to attend as a full-time student, contact your college office once you are admitted to seek permission to attend on a part-time basis. Please note that you are not eligible for financial aid if you attend as a part-time student.
If you have previously attended the University of Illinois as a non-degree student for the Fall or Spring term or as a degree-seeking student, you do not need to submit a non-degree application. You will need to contact the college office that offers the courses in which you are interested. If you previously attended the University of Illinois as a non-degree student for the Summer term only, you do not need to submit another application if you only wish to enroll for the Summer term again; however, if you want to take courses in the Fall or Spring term, you need to submit a non-degree application.
Course enrollment for Spring or Fall requires the approval of the department offering the course and the college of enrollment at the beginning of each semester.
Please note that the Colleges of Applied Health Sciences, Business, Media, and Education do not consider non-degree applicants due to space constraints in courses.
Preference for non-degree admission for the Spring or Fall term will be given to:
- Employees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Applicants who are permanent residents of the Champaign-Urbana community
- Applicants who are trying to take courses that are not offered anywhere else in the state of Illinois
Please review the complete non-degree application for other restrictions.
Due to space limitations for admission and due to government regulations on student visas, international students are unable to apply for non-degree admission for the Spring and Fall terms; however, international students currently in the U.S. and holding a visa that allows part-time or full-time study are able to apply for non-degree admission for the Summer term.
November 30 is the deadline for Spring non-degree applications. July 31 is the deadline for Fall non-degree applications. Applicants interested in applying for the Summer term should apply as soon as possible after February 1. Non-degree applications from University of Illinois employees are accepted through the first day of class.
If applying for the Spring or Fall term, you must submit a transcript (official or unofficial) showing your highest level of academic achievement, along with your application and a fee of $50. If applying for the Summer term only, you must sign that you are currently in good academic standing when completing the application; the $50 fee is also required.
Prior to enrolling, employees should discuss with their supervisors any arrangements that will be necessary for course(s) taken during working hours.
Once you have obtained approval from your employing department, have been accepted by Admissions and Records, and have been given a seat in the class by the teaching department, your tuition and fees are waived provided your payroll information is current.
Graduate Non-Degree and Degree Applicants
If you are interested in taking courses as a part-time, non-degree graduate student or a degree-seeking graduate student, please visit the Graduate College website for further instruction.
Tuition and Fee Waivers for Employees
University of Illinois employees who are also enrolled students may be eligible for tuition and fee waivers. Detailed information about eligibility for those waivers is included in the Student Code (Section 3-502).
Questions about how these rules apply to any individual situation may be addressed to the Office of Financial Aid at 217-333-0100.
For further information on our policies, refer to the following websites:
- Academic Human Resources—Information for academic staff
- Staff Human Resources—Information for civil service staff
- University Human Resources—General information about policies, benefits, careers, compensation, and training