Non-Degree Student Registration Process
A non-degree student attends classes at Carnegie Mellon, but has not been admitted into a specific degree program. Students include faculty and staff, students from other universities, high school students, career professionals, and spouses, partners or children of faculty and staff.
To enroll as a non-degree student and to register for courses, follow these instructions:
- Non-Degree Guide & Form: Read the Non-Degree Guide, complete the enclosed form and return it to the University Registrar's Office. THIS MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EACH SEMESTER THAT THE STUDENT WISHES TO ENROLL AS A NON-DEGREE STUDENT, PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR CLASSES. A one-time $25 application fee is payable at the time the application is submitted. Carnegie Mellon faculty, staff and retirees are exempt from this fee. Staff and faculty must also submit a request for tuition remission to their supervisor and have it approved by the department and HR.
- Andrew User ID & Student ID Number: Once the application has been processed, an e-mail will be sent to the student with instructions on how to find their Andrew User ID and Student ID number. These are used to access secure sites at Carnegie Mellon, including Student Information Online (SIO). Learn how to find an Andrew ID and set an initial password.
- Registration Week: Registration week begins in accordance with the dates provided on the Academic Calendar. Non-degree students are able to register after all regular graduate and undergraduate students have completed their registration.
- Registering for Courses: Students can register using these 4 easy steps. Please note that non-degree students do not have start times. Non-degree students can begin to register anytime after 6 a.m. on the Friday of registration week.