Courses for Nondegree Students

GSLIS is pleased to offer nondegree 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. 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.

Registration for Fall will begin June 15, 2016

Registration for the Summer 2016 semester is now open.

University nondegree/community credit summer course enrollment for selected GSLIS courses is now open. For permission to register as a nondegree/community credit student, please complete the Request to Enroll form.

If we are able to approve your request (determined by seat availability, course prerequisites, instructor considerations) and you receive permission, you will be sent instructions about how to enroll. 

The Summer 2016 course list is now available (Please choose Summer, Summer I, and/or Summer II from the the dropdown at the right)

  • “LEEP” indicates online offering.
  • Requests are approved based on availability of seats.
  • Request to Enroll

Please contact Karla Lucht, at (217) 244-3810 or klucht [at] if you have questions or would like assistance.

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


Cost and Cancellation Policy

Tuition for academic year 2016-2017 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.

For more information regarding cancellation of classes, visit this webpage.

Registration policy

Deadline for registration and payment will usually be two weeks before the start of each continuing education activity.