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 ends August 8.


If you submit a permission to enroll request form for an course listed below, you should recieve a message about the status of your request and registration instructions within a week. 

Descriptions of all GSLIS courses can be found here

If you request permission to enroll in a course that is not listed below, you will be notified no later than August 1 regarding space availabilty in the course. 


LIS 403LEA Literature and Resources for Children

LIS 458LEA Instruction and Assistance Systems

LIS 503LE Use and Users of Information

LIS 504LEB Reference and Information Services

LIS 508LEA Collection Development

LIS 519LE Social Science Research in LIS

LIS 526LE Searching Online Information Systems

LIS 530ELE Business Information

LIS 590ACL Applied Business Research

LIS 590AVL Audiovisual Materials in Libraries and Archives

LIS 590BBL Bookbinding History, Principles and Practice

LIS 590BEL Building Broadband Communities

LIS 590DML Document Modeling

LIS 590ERL E-Resources Management

LIS 590FRL Intellectual Freedom & Censorship

LIS 590IIL Interaces to Information Systems

LIS 590LWL Web Design and Construction for Organizations

LIS 590ME Social Media & Global Change


LIS 518A Community Informatics

LIS 569A Financial Management

LIS 585A International Librarianship

LIS 590AT Issues in Scholarly Communication

LIS 590LF Libraries in Film

LIS 590PV Privacy in the Internet Age

Please review this 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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