Undergraduate Non-Degree

Undergraduate non-degree seeking students are required to complete an application form before each semester of enrollment in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Admissions Requirements

All special students are required to complete an application form prior to each semester of enrollment. Students currently enrolled in high school must submit a copy of their transcripts and a high school release form signed by the principal or guidance counselor. Students who have completed high school or have a GED are not required to submit additional documentation.

Academic Policies

Students admitted to Stritch as special students are not admitted to a degree or certification program and are not assigned an advisor. Transfer to another status will necessitate the completion of a formal application for admission, submission of transcripts, and acceptance into the desired program.

Courses taken as a special student will not necessarily count toward a degree. After formal acceptance into a program, such courses will be evaluated by the chairperson of the department concerned. The courses do, however, carry credit (if taken for credit) whether or not they are acceptable as part of a degree program.

Application and Course Availability

Students are asked to submit an online application prior to enrolling as a special student. Prospective applicants are encouraged to check the availability of desired courses before completing the application. Course schedules and catalogs may be obtained online at www.stritch.edu/schedules.


Special students are required to meet all prerequisites.Students should refer to the catalog or semester course schedule to determine if there are prerequisites for the course(s) in which they intend to enroll. Further questions regarding prerequisites can be answered by emailing admityou@stritch.edu.

Credit and Audit Guidelines

Special students may not register for more than 9 credits in a term. This includes any combination of audit and credit courses. Students may not change from audit to credit status during the semester. Tuition for auditing courses is 50% of the tuition charged for credit.

Special Student Status

  • Personal or Professional Enrichment students may continue as a special student indefinitely without applying for formal admission to a degree program.
  • Potential Degree Seeking students are limited to a total of two (2) semesters in this category. If the student wants to continue taking courses at Stritch, he/she will need to complete an application for admission and submit the necessary documents for admission.
  • Students Seeking Credit to Transfer are those who are taking courses at Stritch which they will apply toward a degree from another institution of post-secondary education.

Financial Aid

Special Students are not eligible for federal, state, or institutional financial aid. Students in the category of "Seeking Credit to Transfer" may be eligible for assistance from the other institution they are attending. They should inquire with that institution's financial aid office. To view current tuition rates visit www.stritch.edu/tuition.