Non-Degree & Auditing Options

You can take several Denver Law courses through the University of Denver to update or enhance your education, even if you do not intend to enroll in a formal graduate degree. You can also begin as a non-degree student to try out classes and matriculate into a degree program during a later term (restrictions apply).

You may take courses as a special-status student for credit at a regular tuition rate or as a special-status student for no credit for 50% tuition. If enrolled for no credit, you cannot take course examinations and cannot receive academic credit under any circumstances.

Enrollment Details

  • You must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university to be eligible for special status. Proof of degree is required.
  • To apply, contact the Office of Admissions. You must re-apply to the appropriate graduate department each term.
    • Application requirements include an online application, statement of intent, resume, and official transcript(s) from post-secondary education institution(s).
  • If accepted, you may register with new students immediately prior to the beginning of each term (not during priority registration).
  • Some academic units do not allow special-status enrollment.
  • Admission as a special-status student does not guarantee admission to any regular DU graduate degree program.
  • Special Status students are not eligible for federal financial aid or scholarships. For information on private financing options, please go to the Office of Financial Aid’s website.
  • International applicants must demonstrate English proficiency and complete the international supplemental form.

If, at a later time, you want to enter a graduate degree program at DU, you may apply up to 15 special status quarter hours or 10 semester hours to your degree, with departmental approval.

Auditing Policies

  • All auditors are enrolled as “special status” non-degree seeking students. Auditors cannot take course examinations and cannot receive academic credit for audited courses under any circumstances.
  • Alumni of the Sturm College of Law (from any degree or certificate program) may audit one course at no charge – contact the Office of the Registrar for details
  • Tax courses are cross-listed with law courses; normal CLE credit approval through CBA applies.