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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 SpartanLink. Visiting student application fee is $25. 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.


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. **

  • A $25.00 non-refundable fee is charged each semester a non-degree application is submitted.
  • 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 the Friday 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
Applied Arts and Sciences All MLS 600 level courses Contact: Ms. Julee Johnson
For information: mals.uncg.edu
Art ART 529, ART 540 Advanced courses require portfolio AND instructor permission. Some courses may require prerequisites.

Contact: Lee Walton
For information:
vpa.uncg.edu/art
Biology All 500 level courses Must have prerequisites or permission from instructor. Visions 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. Paul Steimle
For information: http://biology.uncg.edu
Business Administration MBA 701, 702, 703, and 716 Contact: Jillian Joncas
For information: mba.uncg.edu
Chemistry and Biochemistry CHE 536, 553, 555, 556, 557, 570, 632, 641, 656, 661 & 663 Contact: Dr. Liam Duffy
For information: chem.uncg.edu
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: cst.uncg.edu
Community and Therapeutic Recreation RPT 611(Fall) and RPT 613 (Spring) Contact: Dr. Stuart Schleien
For information: ctr.wp.uncg.edu
Computer Science CSC 553, 555, 562, 567, 640, 656, 671 Contact: Dr. Jing Deng
For information: uncg.edu/cmp
Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies CRS 530, 605, 620 Contact: Dr. Kittichai (Tu) Watchravesringkan
For information: bae.uncg.edu/cars
Counseling & Educational Development CED 574, 610 Contact: Dr. DiAnne Borders
For information: uncg.edu/ced
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: performingarts.uncg.edu
Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations Any 500 level or above ELC course Contact: Dr. Brian Clarida
For information: elc.uncg.edu
Educational Research Methodology ERM 517, 604, 605, 680 Contact: Dr. Bob Henson
For information: erm.uncg.edu
English 500 level only Contact: Dr. Jennifer Feather
For information: english.uncg.edu
Geography 500 level or above Contact: Dr. Selima Sultana
For information: geo.uncg.edu
Gerontology GRO 589, GRO 602, GRO 621 Contact: Dr. Elise Eifert
For information: gerontology.wp.uncg.edu
Higher Education HED 601, 602, 747, 749 Contact: Dr. Brad Johnson
For information: tehe.uncg.edu
History 500 level courses EXCEPT 511 and 547 Contact: Dr. Mark Elliott
For information: uncg.edu/his
Human Development & Family Studies HDF 606, 607, 633, 651, 652, 653, 655 Contact: Dr. Stephanie Irby Coard or Dr. Catherine Scott-Little
For information: uncg.edu/hdf
Information Systems & Supply Chain Management ISM 671 (Fall); ISM 673 (Spring) Contact: Jillian Joncas
For information: bryan.uncg.edu/isscm
Interior Architecture Selected IAR courses EXCEPT 501, 502, 602, 631, & 645 *Must have related undergrad design degree.
Contact: Dr. Maruja Torres
Kinesiology 500 level or above Contact: Dr. Paul Davis or Jean Rosales
For information: uncg.edu/kin
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Students who plan on pursuing an MA degree: any 500 level course with an analytical paper *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: llc.uncg.edu
Library & Information Studies LIS 600, 610 & 620 Contact: Dr. Nora Bird
For information: lis.uncg.edu
Mathematics and Statistics Math: 500 level or above

Statistics: 500 level or above
Contact: Dr. Maya Chhetri
Phone: 336.334.5836
Media Studies MST 515, 526, 527, 528, 620, & 625 Contact: Dr. Michael Frierson
Music 500 level or above Contact: Dr. Cat Keen Hock
For information: vpa.uncg.edu/music
Nanoscience NAN 601, 602, 603, 604, 605 Contact: Dr. Hemali Rathnayake
For information: jsnn.ncat.uncg.edu
Nursing NUR 610, 620, 708, 715 Contact: Mrs. Jennifer Boggs
For information: nursing.uncg.edu
Nutrition 500 level or above
Must get the approval of the Department of Nutrition.
Contact: Dr. Jigna Dharod
For information: uncg.edu/ntr/grad
Peace and Conflict Studies PCS 600, 601, 605, 606, 607, 610 Contact: Dr. Ali Askerov
For information:
Political Science/Public Affairs PSC 511, 520, 540 Contact: Dr. Hunter Bacot
For information: uncg.edu/psc
Public Health Education HEA 601, 602, 604, 608, and 645 Contact: Dr. Michael Perko
For information: phe.uncg.edu
Social Work Any 500-level elective with permission of department Contact: Jennifer Cobb
For information: hhs.uncg.edu/wordpress/jmsw/
Sociology 500 level or above
Registration is evaluated on a case-by-case basis
Contact: Dr. Sarah Daynes
For information: soc.uncg.edu
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. Stephanie Kurtts
For information: soe.uncg.edu/academics/departments/ses
Teacher Education TED 669, 749 Contact: Dr. Kerri Richardson
For information: tehe.uncg.edu
Theatre THR 503, 504, 505, 596 Contact: Ms. Deborah Bell
For information: vpa.uncg.edu/theatre
Women’s and Gender Studies Some limited availability in cross-listed courses is possible, with permission of the instructor Contact: Dr. Elizabeth L. Keathley
For information: wgs.uncg.edu
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 parking.uncg.edu.
Public school teachers and administrators who wish to take courses solely for licensure renewal credit may 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 spartancard.uncg.edu.
When registration is complete, textbooks and supplies may be purchased in the University Bookstore, located in Elliott University Center.
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
336-334-5831