Online programs and courses at KU

How to Enroll in KU Online Courses

Enrolling for KU's online courses and programs is easy. Choose a tab below to see your instructions.

Degree-seeking students must follow the admission process of their program. For details, follow the link to your chosen undergraduate or graduate program.

For general admissions information, call 785-864-3911.

Apply as a nondegree-seeking student if:

  • You are taking a class for personal or professional enrichment, not to obtain a degree
  • You are a student visiting from another college or university and want to transfer a KU course to your home institution
  • You are a high school student who plans to take a college-level course during high school.

Nondegree-seeking students are limited to six credit hours per semester and generally do not receive financial aid. Courses you take as nondegree-seeking do not automatically apply toward a KU degree. Check with your chosen program for more details.

Apply for Admission

1. Create your account
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2. Start or continue your application
View instructions or review your activity. The one-time $40 application fee must be paid by credit card or electronic check.
3. Check your admission status
You can check application status online beginning 1-2 business days after submitting your application.

For general admissions information, call 785-864-3911.

After you're admitted, review the enrollment guide at the University Registrar and enroll in your course through Enroll & Pay.

Nondegree-seeking graduate applicants must meet regular admission standards. If you later apply for admission as a degree-seeking student and are accepted, transfer credit may not exceed six hours, or eight hours if you hold a baccalaureate degree from KU. (This total includes credit from other accredited graduate schools, as well as nondegree credit earned at KU.)

Apply for Admission

  1. Create account (see full instructions)
  2. Complete your application
  3. Check application status

For general admissions information, call 785-864-3911.


After you're admitted, enroll for classes in Enroll & Pay. Financial aid is generally not available for nondegree-seeking students; however, KU does provide a variety of payment options.

Adding online courses is an excellent way to make progress toward timely graduation, especially when on-campus sections fill or schedules become complicated. For current KU students, enrolling in online courses is simple:

  1. Search online courses (choose "Options" to search online courses)
  2. Log into Enroll & Pay and proceed to the same enrollment page that you do for your other courses.
  3. Tuition and fees are assessed through Enroll & Pay, so charges will be included with the rest of your enrollment.

For general admissions information, call 785-864-3911.


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The KU Center for Online and Distance Learning provides services and support for online and hybrid learning.

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