Visiting/Non-Degree Student Registration Process
A visiting/non-degree (VND) 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 VND student and to register for courses, follow these instructions:
- Visiting/Non-Degree Guide & Form: Read the Visiting/Non-Degree Guide, complete the enclosed petition form and return it to The HUB, located in the lower level of Warner Hall. THIS MUST BE COMPLETED FOR EACH SEMESTER THAT THE STUDENT WISHES TO ENROLL AS A VISITING/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 UserID & Student ID Number: Once the application has been processed, an email will be sent to the student with instructions on how to find their Andrew UserID and Student ID number. These are used to access secure sites at Carnegie Mellon, including Student Information Online (SIO). Learn how to find a UserID and set an initial password.
- Registration Week: Registration week begins in accordance with the dates provided on the Academic Calendar. VND 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 VND students do not have start times. VND students can begin to register anytime after 6 a.m. on the Friday of registration week.