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Non-Degree Students

Non-degree students are those not seeking admission to a specific degree program, but who wish to take undergraduate classes for self-improvement, personal interest, or professional development. As a non-degree student at IU South Bend, you'll discover the same active and comfortable campus environment, flexible scheduling, and personal attention from faculty that our degree seekers find.

There are many types of non-degree students, each with different requirements.  Please review the different types of non-degree applications and click on the header for the one that best describes your situation.

Dual-Enrolled High School Students

Applicants who are enrolled in high school and wish to take classes concurrently on-campus.

Guest/Visiting Students

Applicants who have a high school diploma and have been admitted to a college/university, or who are presently in good standing at a college/university and seek to take course work in non-degree status. Most students persuing only summer school fall into this category.

Other Non-Degree Students

Applicants who are 21 years old and have earned a high school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma, such as the GED, can apply as non-degree students and remain as such for up to 12 credit hours of course work. Those who have matriculated at a post-secondary institution must be in good standing to enter as a non-degree student.

Post-baccalaureate Non-Degree Students

Applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree may choose to apply for non-degree work at the undergraduate or graduate level.

If have you applied to IU South Bend previously or are a returning student, please contact the Admissions Office at 574-520-4839 before you continue.  You may not be required to do a new application or pay the $35 non-refundable application fee.

Additional online resources to help you discover all IU South Bend offers can be found here.