Nondegree Students

Nondegree Students

I want to take an online class without being formally admitted to a program.

If you are applying for a certificate program, please follow the ​application steps for freshmantransfer or graduate students.

If any of the below ring true, you should consider applying to take a class as a nondegree-seeking student.

  • I want to get started now, but I haven’t been admitted to a program yet.

  • I’m worried online classes won’t work for me and want to test the waters before applying to a program.

  • I want to take a class online but will be transferring the credits to another school.

Undergraduate Nondegree-Seeking

You can take up to 15 credit hours as a nondegree-seeking undergraduate student. 

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Graduate Nondegree-Seeking

You can take up to 9 credit hours for one semester only as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.

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Note: Nondegree-seeking students are not eligible for financial assistance or scholarships. Approval as a nondegree-seeking student does not guarantee acceptance to a degree program.

Deadlines and Fees

Application Deadlines

  • Applications are accepted year-round. Early application is encouraged. The fall semester begins in late August, the spring semester begins in late January and the summer semester begins in late May.

Application Fee

  • Free

Request Documentation

If you apply as a nondegree or restricted student, you will not be required to submit official transcripts. However, you may be required to submit unofficial transcripts if you are enrolling in:

  • a graduate course and have never taken classes at K-State

  • an undergraduate course that requires prerequisites

Check Application Status

The nondegree-seeking application process takes 1-5 business days. Upon approval, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to enroll.

To check on the status of your application, contact an online admissions representative at or 800-622-2578.