Non-Degree Registration

Non-Degree Registration

Non-degree study allows individuals who have not been formally accepted into a degree-seeking program at UConn to take graduate-level credit courses with the Department of Public Policy (DPP).

A maximum of 6 credits, with an earned grade of a B- or better, can be transferred into a degree program.  In order for the course to count as a transfer credit, it must have been taken within six years.

All non-degree courses in the department cost $825 per credit, or $2,475 for a 3-credit course.

If you have a Bachelor’s degree or higher and wish to register for a course as a non-degree with the Department of Public Policy, please follow the steps below:

UConn Non-degree registration
  1. Apply for non-degree study.
    • Program Affiliation: Approved to take an online graduate certificate program course (even if it is an in-person course)
    • Program: Nonprofit Management (if taking a nonprofit course); Leadership and Public Management (if taking LPM certificate courses); Survey Research (if taking a survey research course)
    • Campus: Hartford (even if it is an online course)
  2. Determine what course you are interested in taking as a non-degree student by reviewing our Course Schedules (some restrictions may apply). If you need assistance, please email
  3. Submit the Permission Number Request Form.

Typically classes start at the following time frames:

  • Fall courses begin the last Monday in August.
  • Spring courses begin the Tuesday after Monday’s Martin Luther King Holiday.
  • Summer sessions begin early May and end late August.