Non-Degree Seeking Students

Non-degree status enables students who may need to satisfy prerequisites for admission or who have no immediate degree objective to enroll in courses for which they are qualified without seeking admission to a degree program.  Non-degree students may also be visiting students (college students who wish to enroll at Webster and transfer coursework to their home institution) or have dual enrollment status (high school student wishing to enroll in a college level course at Webster). Enrollment in specific courses is based on eligibility criteria and availability of space in the course.

How to Apply:

All non-degree seeking applicants must submit:

Undergraduate Courses

Students who have graduated high school:

  • Submit transcripts from each college or university attended
  • Students who have not yet attended any other college or university must submit a high school transcript or GED certificate.

Current high school students:

  • Submit an official high school transcript
  • Submit a letter from the principal or counselor indicating approval and preparedness to take college level coursework
  • Submit a letter of support from a parent

*Additional documentation may be requested.

Graduate Courses

  • Submit transcripts from each college or university attended.

*Additional documentation may be requested.


Non-degree students who would like to become degree-seeking may apply for admission for a subsequent term and will not be required to submit a second application fee. 

Approved non-degree students may take up to 18 credit hours during any semester. Registrations are processed on a space available basis beginning 30 days before the start of each semester.  Non-degree students must document that any class prerequisites have been met. Click here to see a schedule of classes.

A maximum of 30 credit hours may be earned as a non-degree student. Non-degree students approved for undergraduate study may not enroll in graduate-level coursework without a completed baccalaureate degree. Federal guidelines prohibit non-degree students from receiving federal financial aid.