Steps to enroll
Enrolling for KU's online courses and programs is easy. Choose a tab below to see your instructions.
Nondegree-seeking students are limited to 6 credit hours per semester and generally do not receive financial aid. Courses taken as nondegree-seeking do not automatically apply toward a KU degree. Apply as a nondegree-seeking student if:
- 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. Note: If you're a high school student, compete the counselor permission form.
- You are taking a class for personal enrichment but not to obtain a degree
How to apply
- 1. Create your account
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- 2. Start or continue your application
- View instructions or review your activity. The one-time $30 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.
After you're admitted, enroll in your course using our online enrollment system, Enroll & Pay.
Nondegree-seeking graduate applicants must meet the admission standards of regular admission status, but the applicant does not intend to work for an advanced degree. If a nondegree student later applies for admission as a regular degree-seeking student and is accepted by a department, the total of transfer credit may not exceed 6 hours, or 8 hours if the student holds a baccalaureate degree from KU (this total includes credit from other accredited graduate schools as well as non degree credit earned at KU). Financial aid is generally not available for nondegree-seeking students.
Follow the steps below to apply for admission and pay the one-time $30 application fee. Submit any required transcripts or documentation as indicated on your application (varies by program).
After you're admitted, enroll for classes in Enroll & Pay.
Taking some KU course work online is an excellent way to make progress toward timely graduation when on-campus sections fill or schedules become complicated. As a current KU student, enrollment is handled the same for online and in-person course work: through Enroll & Pay. The process is simple: