University of Illinois


Non-degree/Community Credit Students

GSLIS is pleased to be able 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.

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

The request to enroll period for fall semester 2014 has ended.


Important information about taking a course at GSLIS as a non-degree 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.

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