Nondegree/Community Credit Students

GSLIS is pleased to offer nondegree community credit students an opportunity to take graduate level courses. Formal admission to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is not necessary, but a bachelor's degree is required. Nondegree community credit students may take a maximum of 12 credit hours of GSLIS coursework. Permission to take additional credit hours may be granted in special circumstances (e.g., alumni seeking professional development, school media endorsement), but please note that a maximum of 12 hours may be applied toward a degree upon matriculation.

For permission to register as a nondegree/community credit student, please complete the Request to Enroll form.

The request to enroll period for spring semester 2015 ends January 9, 2015.

Please contact Tonyia Tidline, director of professional development, at (217) 244-2945 or tidline [at] illinois [dot] edu if you have questions or would like assistance.

Spring 2015 Community Credit Course Offerings

Descriptions of all GSLIS courses are available on our Spring 2015 Course Timetables web page.

Online Courses

409LEA Storytelling
418LE Community Engagement
451LE Introduction to Network Information Systems
458LE Instruction and Assistance Systems
490GIL Geographic Information Systems
504LEB Reference and Information Services
514LE History of Children's Literature
516LE School Library Media Center
518LE Community Informatics
522LE Information Sources and Services in the Sciences
530ALE Music Librarianship & Bibliography
530GLE Legal Resources
568LE Theological Librarianship
577LE Advanced Bibliographic Metadata
581LE Administration and Use of Archival Materials
590AVL Audiovisual Materials in Libraries and Archives
590CML Change Management
590HSL Digital Public History: An Introduction
590MGL Project Management for LIS
590MYL Global Contexts and Social Justice in Youth Literature


Please refer to our Student Guide for important information about taking a course at GSLIS as a nondegree student.

Tuition for academic year 2014-2015 is $1,272 for a two credit-hour course and $2,544 for a four credit-hour course. Note: If you're paying for a class out of your own pocket, don't forget to make use of the Lifelong Learning Tax Credit when you do your income tax at the end of the year. It allows you to take a tax credit for a portion of any money you spend on continuing education.