Non-Degree Graduate Study
Graduate non-degree study is open to individuals who have already obtained at least a baccalaureate degree (or its equivalent), or will have obtained the degree prior to the start of the admission term. If you begin as a non-degree student and are admitted to the MA program at a later date, you may transfer up to 12 non-degree credit hours toward an advanced degree.
UIC has two categories of non-degree study:
- General, Unassigned Non-degree
- The application and admission is managed entirely by the Office of Admissions.
- Students are not able to enroll in LALS courses without obtaining permission from the course instructor or department.
- LALS (department-specific) Non-degree
- The application will be considered for admission by the department.
- Many LALS courses are open to the LALS non-degree student.
- In addition to the basic non-degree application, LALS nondegree applicants must submit a personal statement: The statement must address the applicant's professional and academic goals and the candidate’s reasons for applying to a Latin American and Latino Studies graduate program. The statement should have a maximum extension of three double-spaced pages.
Deadlines for Non-degree Applications
Spring: November 15
Summer: April 15
Fall: August 1