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.
The period to request permission to enroll in Fall 2015 semester courses ends August 7, 2015. For permission to register as a non-degree/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] illinois [dot] edu if you have questions or would like assistance.
Fall 2015 Community Credit Course Offerings
Descriptions of all GSLIS courses are available on our Fall 2015 Course Timetable.
LIS 403LEA Literature and Resources for Children
LIS 403LEB Literature and Resources for Children
LIS 453LE Systems Analysis and Management
LIS 490EGL E-Government
LIS 504LEB Reference and Info Services
LIS 505LE Administration and Management of Libraries and Information Centers
LIS 506LEA Youth Services Librarianship
LIS 506LEB Youth Services Librarianship
LIS 519LE Social Science Research in LIS
LIS 530ELE Business Information
LIS 531LE Foundations of Data Curation
LIS 569LE Financial Management
LIS 581LE Administration and Use of Archival Materials
LIS 582LE Preserving Info Resources
LIS 590ACL Applied Business Research
LIS 590BBL Bookbinding: History, Principles, and Practice
LIS 590ERL E-Resources Management
LIS 590LWL Web Design Construct Organizations
LIS 590TCL Thesaurus Construction
LIS 590TYL Typography & Communication
Please refer to our Student Guide for important information about taking a course at GSLIS as a nondegree student.
Tuition for academic year 2015-2016 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.