Non-Degree Seeking Applicants

If you are planning to take Graduate courses

Whether you are wishing to explore a graduate program on a part-time basis, renew a teaching licensure, strengthen your graduate application, or simply grow as a student, UNC Greensboro Graduate School welcomes you to take graduate level classes as a non-degree seeking student.

Credits earned as a non-degree seeking student are recorded in the University Registrar’s Office on an official transcript. Up to nine hours can be applied to a future degree if you choose to enroll in a degree-seeking program down the road or three hours may be applied to our certificate programs. Credit earned must fall within the timeline for completing the degree or certificate.

** Please note you will not be able to simultaneously take Online and Greensboro Campus courses. **
**Special information for School of Nursing applicants**

If you are planning to take Undergraduate courses

Even if you have previously earned an undergraduate degree, you must apply through Undergraduate Admissions if you plan to register for undergraduate courses.

** Please note you will not be able to simultaneously take Online and Greensboro Campus courses. **

How To Apply

  • College-level students may apply through Student Portal. The visiting student application fee is $65. Permission to register does not constitute admission to UNCG or any of its programs.
  • High school seniors with superior academic credentials can determine their eligibility by contacting Undergraduate Admissions at 336-334-5243.

Please note: Students attending any of the constituent campuses of the Greater Greensboro Consortium are not considered visiting students.

  • Non-Degree Enrollment Form (Form is located within the Online Application)
    • Start a new application, select the desired term, and then select the Non-Degree option
  • A $25.00 non-refundable fee is charged each semester a non-degree application is submitted.
  • Students with non-U.S. for their current or prior college /university are required to submit a course-by-course evaluation report with the application.
  • A copy of your official transcript showing an undergraduate degree earned is required at the time of application submission.
  • Non-native speakers of English – Submit a score on a language proficiency test taken within the past two years. If the TOEFL is the chosen test, the minimum required score depends on the form of the exam taken: Internet based — 79, or paper based — 20/20/20. A score of at least 6.5 is required on the IELTS. A score of 53 or higher is required for the Pearson Test of English.

Should you apply for more than one semester, you will need to submit a new application each time. Non-degree seeking applications must be submitted no later than Wednesday of the first week of classes for the semester.

Students considering later enrollment in a degree program are strongly encouraged to contact their department to determine which course(s) will count toward your degree.

  • No courses below the 500-level will count toward a graduate degree.
  • A maximum of 9 hours in courses numbered 749 and below may be taken as a non-degree seeking student and applied to a graduate degree or 3 hours for a certificate. Credit earned must fall within the timeline for completing the degree or certificate.
  • There are restrictions on which classes are available to non-degree students. Contact the department of interest for more information.
  • Some courses have prerequisites or co-requisites, which are noted in the current UNCG Catalog. These requirements must be met before students are allowed to register unless the instructor gives permission for individual students to enroll.
  • Written permission from the instructor and/or department is required for enrollment in a closed or restricted course(s). Students must obtain such permission on a Drop/Add permission form and returned to the University Registrar’s Office (180 Mossman Building).
Program Suggested Courses Additional Information
Accounting ACC 518, ACC 519, ACC 525, ACC 531, ACC 602, ACC 604 Contact: Dr. Randy Elder
For information:
Applied Arts and Sciences All MLS 600 level courses Contact: Dr. Muktha Jost
For information:
Applied Economics ECO 630, ECO 637, ECO 663,
ECO 664, ECO 625, ECO 631

MBA 703
Contact: Jess Saunders
For information:
Art ART 529, ART 540 Advanced courses require portfolio AND instructor permission. Some courses may require prerequisites.
Contact: Jennifer Meanley
For information:
Biology All 600 level courses Must have prerequisites or permission from instructor. Visiting students are restricted from registering for undergraduate BIO coursework. If a student is interested in undergraduate BIO coursework they should enroll in the Post-baccalaureate Program which is designed for individuals that have not completed all of their requirements for health professional schools.

Contact: Dr. Malcolm Schug
For information:
Birth-Kindergarten HDF 607, HDF 633, HDF 634
SES 601, SES 602, SES 605
Contact: Dr. Catherine Scott-Little
For information:
Business Administration MBA 701,703 SPRING
MBA 702, 716 FALL
Contact: Tuisha Fernandes Stack
For information:
Chemistry and Biochemistry CHE 536, 553, 555, 556, 557, 570, 632, 641, 656, 661 & 663 Contact: Dr. Nicholas Oberlies
For information:
Communication Studies 500 level courses. 600 level courses may be open to Non-degree students on a space-available basis Contact: Dr. Marianne LeGreco
For information:
Community and Therapeutic Recreation CTR 611(Fall) and CTR 613 (Spring) Contact: Dr. Stuart Schleien
For information:
Computer Science CSC 553, 555, 562, 567, 640, 656, 671 Contact: Dr. Somya Mohanty
For information:
Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies CRS 530, 605, 620 Contact: Dr. Kittichai (Tu) Watchravesringkan
For information:
Counseling & Educational Development CED 574, 613 Contact: Dr. DiAnne Borders
For information:
Dance 500 level or above *Space available basis only. Some courses may require prerequisites or be restricted to admitted graduate students. Contact: Dr. Mila Parrish
For information:
Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations Any 500 level or above ELC course Contact: Dr. Brian Clarida
For information:
Educational Research Methodology ERM 517, 604, 605, 680 Contact: Dr. Kyung Kim
For information:
English 500 level only Contact: Dr. Jennifer Feather
For information:
Geography, Environment, and Sustainability 500 level or above
Visiting students should NOT take GES 662, 664, 682, 684, 686, and 688
Contact: Dr. Rick Bunch
For information:
Gerontology 500 level or above (except GRO 679) Contact: Dr. Elise Eifert
For information:
Higher Education HED 601, 6029
Interested doctoral-level students can consult with Dr. Laura Gonzalez to see if there is an appropriate course for visiting students who already have a master's degree .
Contact: Dr. Brad Johnson
For information:
History 500 level courses EXCEPT 510 and 547 Contact: Dr. Jill Bender
For information:
Human Development & Family Studies HDF 651, 652, 653 Contact: Dr. Heather Helms or Dr. Catherine Scott-Little
For information:
Informatics and Analytics IAF 602, 603, 604 Contact: Dr. John Stufken
For information:
Information Systems & Supply Chain Management ISM 671 (Spring); ISM 673 (Fall) Contact: Apoorva Patipati Ramesh
For information:
Interior Architecture Selected IAR courses EXCEPT 501, 502, 602, 631, & 645 *Must have related undergrad design degree.
Contact: Dr. Amanda Gale
Kinesiology 500 level or above Contact: Dr. DeAnne Brooks
For information:
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures 500 level or above *Ultimately it depends on prior linguistic skills. Contact the Director of Graduate Study for linguistic evaluation and more information:
Contact (French): Dr. Cybelle McFadden
Contact (Spanish): Dr. Mariche G. Bayonas
For information:
Library & Information Studies LIS 600, 610, 620, 672 Contact: Dr. Nora Bird
For information:
Mathematics and Statistics Math: 500 level or above

Statistics: 500 level or above
Contact: Dr. Haimeng Zhang
Phone: 336.334.5836
Media Studies MST 515, 526, 527, 528, 620, & 625 Contact: Dr. Michael Frierson
Music 500 level or above Contact: Matthew Reese
For information:
Nanoscience NAN 601, 602, 603, 604, 605 Contact: Dr. Dennis LaJeunesse
For information:
Nursing NUR 620, 708, 713, 715 Please contact Alexandra Henderson, in the School of Nursing, before applying to the Non-Degree Seeking program and to be placed on a waitlist for any of the courses and for more information.

For more information:
Nutrition 500 level or above
Must get the approval of the Department of Nutrition.
Contact: Dr. Jigna Dharod
For information:
Peace and Conflict Studies PCS 600, 601, 605, 606, 607, 610 Contact: Dr. Marcia Hale
For information:
Political Science/Public Affairs PSC 503, 510, 520, 540, 560 Contact: Dr. Hunter Bacot
For information:
Public Health Education HEA 601, 602, 604 Contact: Dr. Michael Perko
For information:
Social Work Any 500-level elective with permission of department Contact: Dr. Grace Gowdy
For information:
Sociology 500 level or above
Registration is evaluated on a case-by-case basis
Contact: Dr. Sarah Daynes
For information:
Special Education SES 540, 601, 610, 643, 659
Program only allows 3 courses taken as a non-degree seeking student to count toward the M.Ed.
Contact: Dr. Marcie Rock
For information:
Teacher Education TED 669, 749 Contact: Dr. Sam Miller
For information:
Teaching English as a Second Language Any ESL course Contact: Dr. Jane He
For information:
Theatre THR 503, 504, 505, 596 Contact: Mr. Jim Wrenn
For information:
Women’s and Gender Studies Some limited availability in cross-listed courses is possible, with permission of the instructor Contact: Dr. Danielle Bouchard
For information:

To be eligible to enroll, you must:

  • Submit a transcript showing an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited College or University.
  • Not be currently enrolled as a degree student at UNCG.
  • Do not have an application for admission to The Graduate School under review for the same semester.
  • Check with the department of interest (e.g., Art, Business Administration) and meet special requirements that may exist for that department.
  • Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.
  • Non-native speakers of English must have their proficiency in the English language validated by one of three means:
    • Submit a score on a language proficiency test taken within the past two years. If the TOEFL is the chosen test, the minimum required score depends on the form of the exam taken: Internet based — 79, or paper based — 550. A score of at least 6.5 is required on the IELTS. A score of 53 or higher is required for the Pearson Test of English.
    • Present a baccalaureate or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S.

Students entering UNC Greensbro through as non-degree seeking are not eligible for financial aid. Only recognized University degree programs are considered for financial aid.

Students registering for more than four credit hours of course work in a semester must obtain immunization clearance as required by the State of North Carolina. To obtain additional information about completing this requirement, please see Student Health Services.

For parking information, please call 336-334-5861 or go to

Public school teachers and administrators who wish to take courses solely for licensure renewal creditmay do so as a non-degree student. If credit is to be applied to a graduate degree, the student must submit an application to The Graduate School before the completion of the course. If the student meets all requirements for full admission as a graduate degree student, they will receive the licensure renewal credit.

Non-degree students seeking students will receive their registration information through email. They will then log into UNCGenie to sign up for classes.

Residency for tuition purposes determines your in-state or out-of-state status and may impact your admission, tuition, scholarship or financial aid eligibility. North Carolina residency for tuition purposes is governed by North Carolina state law. More information about North Carolina residency for tuition purposes can be found on the CFNC Residency Determination Service website.

The UNCG SpartanCard ID is acquired in 106 Moran Commons. A SpartanCard ID allows access to library materials and other facilities such as the dining hall, computer labs, and the student recreation center. For more information, please call 336-334-5651 or go to

When registration is complete, textbooks and supplies may be purchased in the University Bookstore, located in Elliott University Center or on the Bookstore website.

Tuition and fees are due at the time of registration. Registration will not be confirmed until tuition and fees are pain in full. Non-degree students pay the same tuition and fees as graduate degree students at UNC Greensboro.
Separate bills will not be mailed to individuals, but may be viewed online at UNCGenie. Please visit the Cashier’s Office website for Cost of Tuition & Fees.

There are two ways to pay:

  • Online via UNCGenie with a credit card
  • In person at the UNC Greensboro Cashier’s Office in 151 Mossman with a personal check, cash, or money order

Questions regarding tuition, fees, and refunds should be directed to:
Cashiers & Student Accounts Office
151 Mossman Building