Non-Degree Students

Gilliam Center for the Arts

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At UVa-Wise, we welcome anyone seeking to further their education.

Non-degree Students

Students who wish to take classes for self-improvement but are not seeking a degree may enroll for a maximum of 7 hours per semester. Non-degree students who already hold a bachelor’s degree may take an unlimited number of hours.

Non-degree Students Process

  • Complete an application for admission, indicating non-degree status.
  • The director of Enrollment Management will act on the non-degree application as soon as it is completed.
  • A student who has been suspended from UVa-Wise must appeal to the Academic Appeals Committee for permission to enroll as a non-degree student.
  • A non-degree student is not eligible for financial aid, cannot reside in campus housing, and is not assigned an academic advisor.


Our selection of majors may be large, but our classes are small. Learn more »

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