Non-Degree Students

Non-Degree Students are normally those who wish to improve their academic background or try a graduate level course to determine if they are interested in applying at a future date to a graduate program.

Tuition and Student Fee Information for Non-Degree Students

Non-Degree students must pay tuition for each course taken, as well as miscellaneous student fees applicable to each semester. Please click below for a link to the Non-Degree Tuition Fees and to the Fees section for Student Fee information:


Application Deadlines

The application deadlines for non-degree applications are:

  • For Fall Semester Courses (September start): August 15th
  • For Winter Semester Courses (January start): November 15th
  • For Spring/Summer Semester Courses (May start): April 15th
  • For Spring/Summer Semester Courses (June/July start): At least one week prior to the course start date

Submitting An Application

Apply via the Online Application System and complete the following:

  • Scan and upload unofficial transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended, OR provide proof of having a Master's degree by uploading a scanned copy of the degree parchment
  • Scan and upload a UNBC Graduate Registration Form with course information completed
  • Scan and upload an email from the Course Instructor stating that he/she is supportive of you taking the course
  • Pay the application fee

NOTE: Letters of reference are not required.


Taking Independent Graduate Level Courses

Applicants who wish to take graduate level courses without being in a graduate program may do so under one of the following admission categories:

  • Visiting Graduate Student
  • Exchange Graduate Student
  • Non-Degree Student

When completing the online application for any of the categories above, answer the following question as indicated below, then proceed with the rest of the online application.

Question: "Do you want a UNBC credential?"
Answer: "No"

Visiting Graduate Student

Includes:

Exchange Graduate Student

Includes formal exchange students.

Non-Degree Graduate Student

Students interested in taking graduate-level coursework but not pursuing a credential are normally considered Non-Degree Students. A maximum of three graduate courses may normally be taken under this category. Please visit http://www.unbc.ca/calendar/graduate/admissions for more information on regulations.


Further Information

For further information please refer to the Graduate Academic Calendar, Section 1.5.3 Non-Degree Students