Non-Degree 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 Dual Enrollment 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.
  • Non-degree seeking students are limited to a maximum of eight credits per semester with the exception of those students enrolled in UNLV-affiliated study abroad programs, in which case the maximum is 18 credits per semester. Individual exceptions to this policy may be made on a case-by-case basis by petition to the dean of the Academic Success Center.
  • 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.