If you’re interested in taking one class or a few individual classes, you will apply as a non-degree seeking student, which means you can register for courses but are not enrolled in an official degree program at the CU Denver.
There are a variety of courses you can take at CU Denver. Visit our Academic Catalog to view a list of all courses, both undergraduate and graduate, that are offered in the current academic year. Courses are listed by the department or program that offers them, so you may need to click on a few links to find the right course for you. If a course has a restriction, it means that it is restricted to a specific population, such as current CU Denver degree-seeking students in a particular major. Professionals who want to advance their careers or learn a new skill can also earn a certificate from CU Denver. Our certificate programs and continuing education classes provide specialized information and can help you stay current with developments in your field.
You must have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher (A is equal to 4.0) or a GPA of 3.0 or higher in twelve credits or more of a partially completed master’s degree program. Lower GPA averages can be considered for provisional or regular admission with specific justification from your program.
The Business School and School of Education & Human Development facilitate their own non-degree application process and set their own admission requirements. Please visit their websites for more information. For all other non-degree applicants, please review the following requirements:
August 1, 2024
January 15, 2024
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January 1, 2024
June 1, 2024
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August 15, 2024
August 19, 2024
*The Business School and School of Education & Human Development facilitate their own non-degree application process, review, and decision release schedule. Please visit their websites for more information. For all other non-degree applicants, please review the following next steps:
First, check the status of your application by logging back into your account.. The list below provides contact information for departments or individuals who can address specific questions. Please make sure you include your full name and applicant ID in all communications.
Contact the Business School (BUS) with questions if you are applying to a BUS course or certificate.
Contact the School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) if you are applying to a SEHD course or certificate.
For all other courses or certificates, contact the Office of Admissions with non-degree questions related to:
Contact International Admissions with non-degree questions related to:
All credentials submitted as application materials become the property of CU Denver. We will not return any academic documents submitted to CU Denver as part of an application or after admission.