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Interested in taking classes for personal or professional enrichment? Enroll as a non-degree seeking student and expand your skills today. At UWRF, you’ll find a community filled with engaging learning experiences, supportive faculty, world-class facilities and all the guidance, tools and support you need to expand your mind.

Admissions Details

If you’re interested in taking courses without being admitted to a degree or certificate program at UWRF, you may enroll as a temporary graduate* or undergraduate student. If you plan to take graduate-level courses, you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. The application fee is waived but you must indicate in your application that your reason for applying is to take courses for personal or professional enrichment.

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

*Not all graduate programs enroll non-degree seeking students. To inquire about non-degree enrollment options for graduate programs, contact Graduate Admissions at graduateadmissions@uwrf.edu or 715-425-3500.

  1. Complete an online application. The application fee is waived.
  2. Indicate in your application that you wish to take courses for personal or professional enrichment.

Once admitted, you’ll receive your 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(es). All UWRF students register for classes online through the UWRF electronic student registration system. If you need assistance in registering, view the tutorials for using eSIS.

All new students must sign a Fee Payment Agreement prior to registering for the first term of classes. See the fee payment guide for more information.

Visit Student Billing for additional information on payment plans and options.

The next available registration date for non-degree seeking students is June 27. 

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Auditing a Course at UWRF

Interested in becoming an Audit Student at UWRF? Explore below to learn more about the process.

  1. Apply here. Questions about your application? Contact our Admissions team at 715-425-3500 or admissions@uwrf.edu.
    • When completing the application, please do the following:
      • Click "no" when asked if you are applying as a degree seeking student.
      • When asked what you want to study, select "Audit."
      • If you select the correct choices, the "Review Your Choices" page should state the following: "You are applying as an undergraduate non-degree student at UW-River Falls for (term should reflect when you plan to take your course). You have selected Audit as your major/program."
  2. Once you have been admitted, you'll need to fill out an Audit Form with the Registrar's Office. Visit this link: https://www.uwrf.edu/Registrar/PrintableForms.cfm and click "Audit Form." (You'll need to activate for Falcon account before accessing this form.)
    • In lieu of the digital form, you can also pick up an Audit Card from the Registrar's Office (105 North Hall). Contact them at 715-425-3342 or registrar@uwrf.edu with any questions.
      • You'll need to fill out your Audit Card and have it signed by the instructor of the course you plan to take. You should discuss the course requirements with your instructor.
      • Activate your Falcon Account.
      • Sign your Fee Payment Agreement and register for your course(s) in eSIS.
      • After your Audit Card is completed, turn it in to the Registrar's Office by the fifth UWRF business day of the term.
  • Audit Cards are processed on a space-available basis. It isn't guaranteed that you will get into your course(s).
  • Any student who enrolls on an audit basis may not change to a credit basis during the term of enrollment.
  • Courses that are registered on an audit basis will appear on the student's official transcript with "audit" indicated as the grade. There won't be any credit awarded for the course.
  • Wisconsin residents who are 60 years of age or older by the first day of the term may audit a course without paying credit fees.
  • Segregated fees will not be charged, nor will the comparable services be available.
  • Any special course fees or online fees associated with the course are the responsibility of the student.
  • Degree seeking students will be charged the regular tuition rate for any course(s) audited. The audit rate does not apply for degree seeking students.
  • Programs with special tuition rates are not open to auditing. Please review special tuition rate programs here.

For in-depth information on tuition and fees associated with auditing a course, please visit the Tuition and Fees section of the Student Billing website.