Do you want to explore the University of Colorado Denver before applying for formal admission? Would you like to complete a course for professional development or transfer to another institution? If so, nondegree admission may be right for you.
Some courses and programs have additional admission requirements. We recommend you contact the academic department for more information.
Even the students who are trying out classes at CU Denver do so with a purpose. Learn more about what it takes to join their ranks as a non-degree seeking student.
- You must be age 20 or older. If under 20, you can only apply for Summer semester.
- Application Fee: You must pay a $50 non-refundable application fee via Credit Card by logging back in to your application.
Undergraduate and graduate degree programs have varying policies on the number of credits that may be applied from non-degree status toward your degree requirement. Please contact your program for more information.
If admitted as a non-degree student, but you wish to change to degree-seeking status for the same semester, you must re-apply as a degree seeking student and complete the requisite application requirements.
If under the age of 22, an ACT or SAT test score and official high school transcript will be required for admission to a degree program, regardless of how many credits were completed at the non-degree level.
Many classes listed in the Academic Catalog are available to non-degree seeking students. You may also apply as a degree seeking student to take Denver Campus courses, but only do so if your intention is to pursue a CU Denver degree.
If you wish to enroll in courses identified as Continuing and Professional Education, do not apply for nondegree admission. See your program for application information
Anschutz Medical Campus
Most courses on the Anschutz Medical Campus are available only to fully admitted degree seeking students. Only courses in areas outlined below are available on a nondegree basis. For course enrollment, follow the instructions offered by your program below - Do not apply for Denver Campus nondegree admission.
College of Nursing
Through the Continuing Education and Professional Development Program, certain courses are available to qualified non-degree students.
The Graduate School administers several certificate programs on a non-degree basis.
School of Public Health
The Bursar’s office manages all tuition charges and fees in accordance with the billing calendar. Please call the Bursar’s Office with questions at (303) 315-1800.