Non-Degree Seeking Applicants

Non-degree Seeking/Professional Improvement

If you are interested in attending UTRGV solely as a non-degree seeking student or for professional improvement, please see instructions below. Please note that non-degree seeking students are not eligible for most forms of financial aid nor for an F-1 Visa. Though non-degree seeking students have not been accepted into a specific graduate program, all applicants must meet the minimal requirements of the program they are interested in doing coursework in.

STEP #1

Look for the course(s) you are interested in taking in the undergraduate or graduate catalogs which can be found at www.utrgv.edu. Undergraduate courses are courses with numbers between 1000-4000. Graduate courses are courses with numbers between 5000-9000.

STEP #2

If you are interested in taking an Undergraduate Course/s (Course #1000-4000):

If you earned your bachelor’s degree at UTRGV or one of its legacy institutions, you’ll need to fill out the Readmit, Undergraduate application from http://www.applytexas.org. Indicate under the “Educational (colleges attended) & test information” section, question 2, that you have earned a bachelor’s degree, the institution that granted the degree, and the date conferred.

If you earned a bachelor’s degree at another institution, you’ll need to fill out the Transfer application from http://www.applytexas.org. Indicate under the “Educational information (high school and college)” section, question 2, that you have a bachelor’s degree. Also under the “Educational (colleges attended) & test information” section, question 2, indicate that you have earned a bachelor’s degree, the institution that granted the degree, and the date conferred.

If you do not plan to pursue another degree, and are only interested in taking some undergraduate level courses, only the official transcript showing the awarding of the bachelor’s degree (or higher) sent from the awarding institution is needed.

Once your application has been completed and reviewed by the undergraduate admissions office, you will receive notification by email about registration.

If you are interested in taking a Graduate Course/s (Course #5000-9000):

If you are interested in taking graduate courses for professional improvement or as a non-degree seeking student, you must apply online using the graduate school application that is available at www.utrgv.edu/graduate/onlineapplication.  Doctoral courses are only available to students who have been accepted to a doctoral program.

A complete graduate application includes the application, official copies of all transcripts, and a $50 application fee.

DEADLINES
Term Application Deadline First Class Day
Spring 2018 December 16, 2017 January 16, 2018
Summer I 2018 May 4, 2018 June 4, 2018
Summer II 2018 June 12, 2018 July 12, 2018
Fall 2018 July 27, 2018 August 27, 2018

After your graduate application is complete, a graduate admissions specialist will process your application and obtain the required approval from the course instructor. Approval by the course instructor is required before registering for courses.

Once you have followed the steps above, you will receive important registration information by email.