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Non-Degree Admission

Undergraduate

Dual enrollment is a program through which high school students may enroll in college classes at the University of Michigan. The purpose of the program is to supplement and enrich the academic programs of ambitious high school students by widening their options and offering them the challenge of taking courses that are unavailable at their high schools.

If you are enrolling via the Community Resource Program, there is no cost. Otherwise, dual enrollment students pay non-degree student tuition rates based on their residency status at the Upper Division tuition rate. Although school district policies may differ, many pay part of this cost, with the student’s family paying the remainder. Books and parking are generally not covered, so be sure that you understand what the final costs are.

To apply for dual enrollment status, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website.

Graduate

If you wish to elect courses to increase your knowledge or improve your skills but do not wish to pursue a degree, you may apply for admission as a Non-Candidate for Degree (NCFD) status student. Those students who would like to enroll in an Adult Professional Development Workshop and receive graduate credit must apply under this category.

NCFD status is granted only on the basis of appropriate objectives or purposes clearly stated in the personal statement, which is submitted as part of the application. All course elections of NCFD students are subject to the availability of faculty time and classroom space. Normally, only full-time NCFD students are eligible for performance instruction. NCFD status carries no implication with respect to subsequent regular admission to any graduate program. Students seeking NCFD status must apply online using the Graduate Application. NCFD programs are indicated by area of interest and “Non Candidate for Degree.” Please provide a copy of an unofficial transcript of your prior college study in your application.

As a Non-Candidate for Degree student, tuition is assessed by the credit hour at the part-time graduate student rate. Please visit the Office of the Registrar’s website to find out more about tuition.