A non-degree student attends classes at Carnegie Mellon, but has not been admitted into a specific degree program. Anyone may take courses as a non-degree student for three semesters. After three semesters, students must be admitted into a degree program in order to continue taking courses. The following are exempt from this limitation: High school students; students taking only summer courses; and Carnegie Mellon staff, faculty and retirees.
There is a one-time $25 application fee; however, Carnegie Mellon faculty, staff and retirees are exempt from this fee.
Tuition for non-degree students is assessed at the part-time, per unit tuition. Undergraduate and graduate courses will be assessed at the undergraduate part-time, per unit rate found on the Tuition & Fees webpage. Faculty and staff interested in taking courses should visit the HR website to review their eligibility and apply for tuition benefits.
To register, read the Non-Degree Guide and then complete the registration form included in the guide. The guide also contains information on undergraduate and graduate course numbers.