Non-Degree Graduate Application Process

Step 1: Apply for Non-Degree Graduate Status

Applications may take up to a week to process and must be received at least 5 working days before the first day of the semester. 

  • A nonrefundable $75 processing fee
  • Copy of your TOEFL* (if English is not your native language) with the required minimum score of 550
  • 1-20s are not issued for Non-Degree Seeking Students

*Email all supporting documents to

Step 2: Choose your class and obtain permission from the professor to enroll

  • Select classes (600/700 level lecture classes only) using the academic bulletin or Search for Classes
  • Contact the professor of the course and ask for approval to enroll
    • Approval is at the discretion of the professor or program director (School of Business Administration DOES NOT participate in the Non-Degree Graduate Program)
    • Students are limited to two lifetime classes in Non-Degree Graduate Status
    • If approval is given, the professor must send an email with your name and the course information to confirming their approval of enrollment to the specific class (the approval must be received directly from the instructor)
    • It is recommended that you request the professor copy you on the email so you can confirm that is has been sent

Step 3: Submit a Course Request Form

Once the approval email has been received, submit the Course Request Form to
  • When filling out Course Request Form make sure to include:
    • Name
    • ID – Student number
    • Semester
    • Name of class, number of class, and section number
    • Contact number and e-mail
    • Signature

Step 4: Confirm your schedule and pay on CaneLink

  • Confirm your registration is correct in CaneLink 
  • Make Payment - students are responsible for tuition and fees upon registration 
Important: Once you are registered for the semester

Once you have registered for a semester all changes to your schedule (adds and drops*) must be done by completing a Drop/Add form. Not attending or not paying does not drop you from a class.

*Students wishing to drop all courses they are currently enrolled in must follow the University of Miami Withdrawal Process.