Non-degree Students

Students may enroll in coursework at Bradley University without being admitted to regular undergraduate or graduate programs. For students wishing to receive regular course credit, this type of enrollment is called “Non-Degree Seeking” enrollment and is subject to a special admission process. Students may also take advantage of Bradley’s non-credit offerings by enrolling in Continuing Education Programs.

Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking Admission

Students without a bachelor's degree who wish to enroll in undergraduate coursework without regular admission to an undergraduate degree program are classified as Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking. Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking students must complete the following admission process prior to enrolling at Bradley:

  • Submit a completed Application for Non-Degree Seeking Admission.
  • Submit official transcripts or letters of good standing from all previous and current institutions of attendance.
  • Meet all prerequisite coursework for the classes they wish to take.
  • High school students and international students must meet additional requirements described on the application.

Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking students are ineligible for Federal Student Aid and State Aid. A maximum of 45 semester hours taken as an Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking student may be applied to undergraduate degree programs.

  • Applications for the January Interim and Spring Semester must be submitted by December 10.
  • Applications for all other academic terms must be submitted at least two weeks before the start of the planned academic term.

Graduate Non-Degree Seeking Admission

This admission status is for a student who holds a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, wishes to register for graduate or undergraduate courses, and is not currently seeking a graduate degree or certificate from Bradley University. The student must have met the GPA requirements as listed for unconditional or conditional admission. Exceptions for non-degree-seeking students who do not meet the minimum GPA requirement may be made at the discretion of Graduate Admission.

  • Non-degree-seeking graduate students must submit an application for graduate admission, application fee, and official transcripts. Admission as a non-degree-seeking student does not guarantee enrollment in a course. Students who do not meet specific course prerequisites may be dropped from courses.
  • Students studying on a visa who wish to enroll as a non-degree-seeking graduate student must also meet the additional requirements for international students, including English language proficiency.
  • Admission as a non-degree-seeking graduate student does not constitute admission to a degree program. A non-degree-seeking graduate student who wishes to apply to a degree program must meet all requirements for admission to that program. A maximum of nine (9) semester hours with grades of B or better earned as a non-degree-seeking graduate student may be applied toward a degree or certificate program, with approval of the program’s graduate coordinator.
  • Applications must be submitted in accordance with the application deadlines identified by Graduate and International Admission.

Continuing Education Programs

Specializing in the delivery of non-credit workshops and conferences, Continuing Education offers programs for professionals, senior citizens, and youth. Annually serving over 3,500 individuals, Continuing Education is currently offering several programs for college-age students: ACT/SAT Review, Institute of Reading Development, Piano Preparatory School, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, and the Summer Forensics Institute.

For more information, visit the Continuing Education website, email, or stop by the office on the southwest corner of University and Main.