Enroll As a Non-Degree Student
Taking University of Illinois courses as a Non-Degree student is a great way to demonstrate your readiness for the degree program, and to determine if the degree program is the right fit for you.
Graduate-level, for-credit courses start at various times throughout the year. They deliver content that can have immediate impact in your work, and credits can be applied to your iMBA (or transferred to other universities).
There are three reasons you may want to enroll in a for-credit course as a Non-Degree student:
You are planning to apply to the iMBA or are in the process of applying. You want to get a head start on your course work or take a first course as a way to ease back in to being a student.
You want to enhance your academic credentials before you apply to the iMBA. The admissions team does take performance in these courses into account in making its decisions.
You want to earn academic credit for transfer to another program or university. Credits earned are full University of Illinois credits but be sure to check with your home institution.
How It Works
You will go through a short application process to become a Non-Degree student. You will be onboarded into our program and will then register for courses.
Courses are comprised of two parts– foundational content through Coursera and high-engagement content through the Illinois platform (Compass). These two parts are designed to be completed together. You can visit our Program Platforms page for more information.
The tuition rate for University of Illinois iMBA Courses is currently $250 per credit hour. Courses are typically 2 or 4 credit hours.
Please note that, pending Board of Trustees approval, tuition will be $297 per credit hour effective Fall 2019.
Apply to be a Fall 2019 Non-Degree Student
Instructions when completing your application:
Program: Business Administration
Degree: iMBA Non-Degree Program
Non-Degree Track: Non-Degree General
Application Deadlines for Fall 2019 Non-Degree:
First 8 Week Courses: July 28, 2019
Second 8 Week Courses: September 29, 2019
You can look at the Course Offerings to find out which courses are considered first 8 weeks versus second 8 Weeks.