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 contact Catherine Guarino, Administrative Program Director, at (959) 200-3753 or
  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.