Non-degree Graduate Status

Enrollment in the Division of Continuing & International Education includes students who are not seeking a degree at the University of Miami and meet the criteria below:
  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Are a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or valid visa holder
    • Non-degree seeking students do not qualify for student visas
  • Classes (600/700 level lecture classes only)approved by BOTH the academic department and the Division of Continuing and International Education
  • Students can enroll in a lifetime maximum of two graduate credit classes* at UM through the Division of Continuing & International Education (600 - 700 level lecture classes ONLY); however, students are not eligible to enroll in "0" Research Credit Courses.  

*Some departments/programs do not participate in the Non-Degree Graduate Status. 

Each student status in the Division of Continuing & International Education adheres to unique requirement criteria and regulations. Please be sure you apply to the specific status that meets your needs, as the status may not be changed for that semester. 

If you have any questions prior to your application email or call at 305-284-3889. Please contact us to find out if the specific course you are interested in is open for enrollment as a non-degree graduate student. The link below will send you to the application portal.

If you have not created an account, you will need to set it up following the steps from the "Getting Started" link. Please note the $75 application fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.

Employees and Dependents

University of Miami Employees/Dependents are eligible for a reduced application fee. Prior to applying to the Non-Degree status please make sure you fill out the UM Employee/Dependent Form. Once your employment/dependency has been verified you will be emailed information pertaining to the application fee. After you have received the email you may proceed with the application process. Please allow up to 5 business days to verify eligibility.

Online Application Submission Dates

Term App Opens App Closes

Spring - 2023

October 17, 2022

January 6, 2023

Summer A/C - 2023 March 1st, 2023 May 3, 2023
Summer B - 2023 May 23rd, 2023 June 16, 2023
Fall - 2023 - 2024 May 22nd, 2023 August 11, 2023


Application Process

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  • Step 1: Apply for non-degree graduate status

    Applications may take up to a week to process and must be received at least 5 working days before the first day of the semester. 

    • A nonrefundable $75 processing fee
    • Copy of your TOEFL* (if English is not your native language) with the required minimum score of 550
    • 1-20s are not issued for non-degree seeking students

    *Email all supporting documents to


  • Step 2: Choose your class and obtain permission from the professor to enroll

    • Select classes (600/700 level lecture classes only) using the academic bulletin or Search for Classes
    • Contact the professor of the course and ask for approval to enroll
      • Approval is at the discretion of the professor or program director (Miami Herbert Business School DOES NOT participate in the non-degree graduate program)
      • Students are limited to two (2) lifetime classes in non-degree graduate status
      • If approval is given, the professor must send an email with your name and the course information to confirming their approval of enrollment to the specific class (the approval must be received directly from the instructor)
      • It is recommended that you request the professor copy you on the email so you can confirm that is has been sent

  • Step 3: Submit a Course Request Form

    Once the approval email has been received, submit the Course Request Form to

    • When filling out Course Request Form make sure to include:
      • Name
      • ID – Student number
      • Semester
      • Name of class, number of class, and section number
      • Contact number and e-mail
      • Signature

  • Step 4: Confirm your schedule and pay on CaneLink

    • Confirm your registration is correct in CaneLink 
    • Make Payment - students are responsible for tuition and fees upon registration 

    Once you have registered for a semester all changes to your schedule (adds and drops*) must be done by completing a Drop/Add form. Not attending or not paying does not drop you from a class.

    *Students wishing to drop all courses they are currently enrolled in must follow the University of Miami Withdrawal Process.