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The Graduate College Handbook

for students, faculty and staff – August 2018

B. Non-Degree Applicants

Applicants may seek admission to the University of Illinois as a non-degree seeking student in one of two ways*:

  1. Non-degree admission to the Graduate College, no program assigned:
    • Available for all terms, No department approval
    • Bachelor’s degree required.
  2. Non-degree admission to a graduate program:
  • Available for all terms with department approval,
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Requirements for non-degree applicants applying to a graduate program vary depending on the proposed program of study chosen. Contact your proposed program of study office for specific information on non-degree applicant requirements and deadlines. 

*Note: These conditions do not apply to international exchange students.