Nondegree-seeking students

Nondegree-seeking students may register for up to 11 credit hours each semester at Virginia Commonwealth University. Read more about nondegree-seeking admissions.

How to apply

VCU is now accepting online applications from nondegree-seeking students. If you need to apply in-person, please view the FAQ section below.

How to register for classes

Nondegree-seeking students are eligible to register for classes through eServices during open registration. 

Please visit VCU’s academic calendar for registration dates. Prior to registration, you can view the course schedule for the upcoming semester and a list of course descriptions.


We strongly recommend that those who plan to pursue a nondegree to degree-seeking admission path work closely with an academic advisor in University Academic Advising.

Transient students, or those who plan to complete degrees elsewhere, are encouraged but not required to see an advisor.

To schedule an appointment, call us at (804) 827-8648 or log into Navigate to view your assigned advisor’s appointment availability.