Academic Catalog

Admission as a Non-Degree-Seeking Student

Non-degree-seeking students are permitted to enroll in courses at the University of Mary Washington but are not matriculated in a degree program. An abbreviated application form is required. Non-degree students follow these instructions for non-degree student registration. Admission decisions are made by the Registrar at the time of enrollment.

Non-degree-seeking students may register for as many as 11 credits per semester.  Payment is due at the point of registration and the charges are based upon the number of enrolled credits. Under certain conditions, a non-degree-seeking student may seek permission from the designated university official to exceed the 11-credit limit. Non-degree students wishing to apply for admission to a UMW degree program must do so before completing 30 credits in residence. Enrollment in specific courses is based on eligibility criteria and availability of space in courses; in certain courses or programs, enrollment may be restricted or prohibited.