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Nondegree-seeking admission

Virginia Commonwealth University offers nondegree admission for visiting students or those interested in receiving licensure.

Permission to attend VCU as a nondegree-seeking student does not guarantee admission as a degree-seeking student at the undergraduate or graduate level, nor does it guarantee admission into a certificate program or teacher licensure program.

Nondegree-seeking students who take graduate-level courses can transfer six of those credits into a graduate degree program once they have applied and are admitted to the graduate program.

Apply for nondegree admission

VCU is currently accepting online applications from nondegree-seeking students.

Nondegree-seeking student classifications

Nondegree-seeking ​eligibility

Application requirements


VCU is now accepting online applications from nondegree-seeking students.

Register for classes

Once the nondegree application has been processed, students will receive an email with instructions on registering for classes and where to seek academic advising.

Nondegree-seeking students are eligible to register for classes through eServices during open registration. Visit VCU’s academic calendars for registration dates. Prior to registration, you can view the course schedule for the upcoming semester and a list of course descriptions.

Change to degree-seeking status

Nondegree-seeking students must complete an application for admission as a degree-seeking student to be admitted into a degree program.

Costs and financial aid

Nondegree-seeking students are ineligible for financial aid. Learn more about VCU’s tuition, fees and available financial literacy resources:


As a VCU student, you have access to world-class research tools and instructors at one of the nation’s premier public research universities. VCU is home to undergraduate, graduate and professional programs that are empowering our community and helping students meet their goals. Learn more:

Contact us

Have questions about registering as a nondegree-seeking student? Contact the Office of Admissions:

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