Non-Degree-Seeking Students

If you would like to enroll in undergraduate courses at UNLV without being officially accepted into a degree-granting program, you may apply to UNLV as a non-degree-seeking student. The non-degree application fee is $30.

This category may apply to:

  • Students who do not meet the general admission requirements but would like to earn UNLV credits.
  • Students who missed the application deadline but still wish to enroll in classes.
  • Visiting students who want to enroll in UNLV courses and transfer the credits to their home institution.
  • Students seeking personal or professional fulfillment.
  • Students who would like to take English language classes.
  • Current high school students who participate in the Early Studies Program and would like to earn UNLV credit while still in high school.

Important Information about Non-Degree Status

  • Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid or state aid.
  • A maximum of 24 undergraduate credits earned as a non-degree-seeking student may be applied as transfer credit towards a UNLV degree program. (Remedial courses are not considered transferable in the UNLV admissions process.)
  • UNLV does not request or evaluate transcripts for non-degree-seeking students. Non-degree-seeking students wishing to enroll in classes that have prerequisites must get special permission from the department offering the class.
  • Students who have previously attended UNLV must be in good academic standing with UNLV in order to attend as a non-degree-seeking student.
  • Non-degree-seeking students may visit the Academic Success Center for academic advising.
  • All non-degree-seeking students will be automatically categorized as non-residents for tuition purposes. If you would like to be considered in-state for tuition purposes, you must apply for residency.