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Admission Information for Prospective Students Not Seeking a Degree from UMSL

From personal enrichment and professional development to taking supplemental coursework to transfer to another university, there are many reasons to enroll in classes at UMSL without pursuing a formal degree. For undergraduate coursework only, we offer three options for admission to UMSL. Please review these options below and reach out with any questions.

Visiting Students

A visiting student is one who has completed at least one semester at another institution and plans to return to that college or university after attending UMSL. To qualify as a visiting student, applicants must be an actively enrolled student at another college or university. 

To become a visiting student, applicants must complete the application for admission. Visiting students are not required to pay an application fee or submit transcripts. Financial aid is not available for visiting students. At the end of the session, students must request that their grades be reported by transcript to their respective schools. Note that visiting students may need to submit a transcript if a particular course requires proof of a pre-requisite.

Apply as a Visiting Student

Non-Degree-Seeking Students

A non-degree-seeking student is someone interested in taking classes for personal or professional development, but not wanting a degree from UMSL. Non-degree-seeking students are not required to pay an application fee or submit transcripts. Financial aid is not available for non-degree-seeking students. To become a non-degree-seeking student, applicants must complete the application for admission. Note that admission applies only for that particular semester. To attend for another semester, the student must reapply.

Non-degree-seeking students who later wish to become degree-seeking must meet the minimum transfer student requirements of 24 transferable, college-credit hours at a minimum 2.3 GPA. Students may not switch from non-degree to degree-seeking after the first four weeks of the semester.

Apply as a Non-Degree-Seeking Student

UMSL Express

UMSL Express provides Missouri’s senior citizens (65 and older) easy access to undergraduate courses without limit on an audit (not for credit), space-available basis. UMSL Express students are subject to a non-refundable $25 registration fee, a parking fee, and any course-related fees. Former UMSL Express students who reapply for the program must again pay the registration fee. UMSL Express applicants may obtain a PDF registration form online or in person at 269 Millennium Student Center. Students should complete and return the form with proof of age to the Office of the Registrar before classes are scheduled to begin.

Apply as an UMSL Express Student