Courses for Non-degree Students

GSLIS is pleased to offer non-degree 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. Non-degree 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 Spring 2016 course list is now available. Note: “LEEP” indicates online offering. Requests are approved based on availability of seats.

Request approval to enroll in a GSLIS course

Please contact klucht [at] (Karla Lucht), graduate studies advisor, if you have questions or would like assistance.

Please refer to our Non-degree Student Guide for important information about taking a course at GSLIS as a non-degree student.


Cost and Cancellation Policy

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.

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.