Admission requirements
Non-Degree Seeking Students

If you’ve already earned a bachelor’s degree from UT or any other educational institution and you’re not pursuing a second degree, you can seek admission as a non-degree seeking student. However, if you were previously enrolled at UT, you’ll need to submit a readmission application.

Important Dates

Aug. 5

Fall Entry
Regular Admission Deadline

Dec. 5

Spring Entry
Regular Admission Deadline

May 15

Summer (1st & Full Sessions)
Regular Admission Deadline

Jun. 15

Summer (2nd Session)
Regular Admission Deadline

Non-Degree Application Checklist

You will need the following items in order to complete your application:

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Availability of Courses

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Availability of courses is not guaranteed. The timetable of classes provides a lists of classes with the times for upcoming semesters. Non-degree seeking students may not be able to enroll in courses that require prerequisites unless they provide proof of completion of prerequisite college coursework. Non-degree seeking students who decide to pursue a degree program at UT, are required to submit an undergraduate or graduate admission application. 

If you plan to enroll as an undergraduate non-degree seeking student before applying for graduate admission, the courses you complete as an undergraduate non-degree seeking student will not be applicable towards your intended graduate degree. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible to receive federal or state financial aid or merit-based or need-based scholarships from UT.

UT has people from all walks of life… There are so many places that you could just naturally meet people. Everyone here is pretty open to making new friends and having lots of connections.

Jasmin Power
Memphis, TN

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