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Non Degree Seeking Students

  • Graduate non degree students are defined as any student who has completed an undergraduate degree and is interested in taking courses without being enrolled into a program
    • Note: This includes students who are interested in taking an undergraduate course, but have already graduated with a degree
  • Admission and course enrollment do not imply and should not be mistaken for admission into a graduate program at the University of Portland
  • Non degree seeking students cannot accumulate more than nine credit hours at the University of Portland 
  • Courses taken by students in the non degree seeking status may not be applicable toward requirements for a master's degree

Application Steps and Checklist

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Verify Course Availability

Prior to completing the application and registration form, visit the Dynamic Course Schedule to verify that the course you are interested in has open seats. Non degree seeking students are the last to register for courses. We are unable to process applications until after registration for traditional students has elapsed. Registration must occur before the class begins. Please follow this chart to determine when to submit your application materials: 

As stated above, non degree seeking students are the last to register. Applications will not be accepted prior to the dates listed.


Summer 2019 semester: Monday, March 11

Fall 2019 semester: Monday, April 8

Spring 2020 semester: Monday, November 18


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Complete Application and Registration Form

Complete the following forms: 

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Submit Completed Forms and Application Fee

Once the application and registration form are completed and signed, they can be submitted via email as an attachment to or printed and mailed to ATTN: Graduate School, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97203. There is a $50 application fee. This fee is waived if you have previously attended the University of Portland or are a current staff/faculty member. Please mail payment to ATTN: Graduate School, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. Portland, Oregon 97203. The Graduate School can not accept online payments at this time. 

*If you are applying for an education course, please submit materials directly to Anne Rasmussen via email at or mail materials to ATTN: School of Education, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR 97203.