Non-Degree Seeking Students

Some students want to develop new professional skills or take summer classes to transfer to other institutions. UW-River Falls provides a way for you to temporarily enroll as a UWRF undergraduate or graduate student.

College Credit for Non-Degree Students

Credit For High School Students

Students may earn college credit while attending high school by taking Advanced Placement (AP) Exams, International Baccalaureate (IB) and through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). High school students may take UWRF courses through the Wisconsin Early College Credit Program (ECCP). 

High school students may also apply as undergraduate non-degree students for a variety of reasons, including taking classes for personal enrichment. Find out how to apply as a non-degree/special student.

High School Credit Options

Applying to Take Credit Courses

As a temporary graduate or undergraduate, you may enroll in courses without being admitted into a degree or certificate program at UW-River Falls. You will need a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution to take graduate-level courses. The application fee is waived.

In the application, indicate that your reason for applying is to take courses for personal or professional enrichment.

If you decide to pursue a degree or certificate in the future, you will need to notify us in writing and meet any additional admission requirements, including payment of the application fee. 

Registering for Classes

Once admitted, students will receive their student account number and instructions on how to register for classes. Please allow adequate time for your application to be processed before the start of your class.

All UWRF students will register for classes online using the UWRF electronic student registration system. If you need assistance in registering, view the tutorials for using eSIS.

Fee Payment Agreement

All new students must sign a Fee Payment Agreement prior to registering for the first term of classes. Find out more.

See Student Billing for information on payment plans and options.

Contact Us

Admissions Office
103 Rodli Hall
M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.