We encourage you to apply in advance of the application deadline as certain components of the application require processing time.
Please note: All non-degree students will be required to provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination completion by August 1, 2021 as a condition of enrollment.
Non-degree students on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus register in one of three schools/colleges depending on the course they wish to take. It is important to follow the correct instructions and complete the appropriate application for the non-degree course(s) that you want. Students interested in apply to and registering for courses in the basic biomedical sciences should do so using the non-degree application offered through the Graduate School.
Any student who has taken a Colorado School of Public Health course as a non-degree student in the last three semesters should skip steps 1-2 and start with step 3. International students should visit the international applicants page to review the International Admissions Requirements. The ColoradoSPH cannot support the issuing of I-20s for F1 and J1 students for non-degree coursework. Students seeking an F1 or J1 visa through graduate coursework should not apply for non-degree status.
If you have not taken any ColoradoSPH courses as a non-degree student in the past three semesters, you must start by applying to receive non-degree student status with the Colorado School of Public Health.
Please select the following options when completing the application:
Complete all other information, save, and submit the form. A confirmation will be sent once the form is submitted and detailing next steps. You are required to pay a $50 application fee ($75 for international applicants*) and submit an unofficial transcript, a resume, and a course permission form with your application.**
All non-degree students will also be required to submit a background check and immunizations, for a minimum fee of $65, as well as a request for a CU Anschutz badge. Instructions for these two steps will be emailed to accepted applicants.
*ColoradoSPH cannot support the issuing of I-20s for F1 and J1 students for non-degree coursework. Students seeking an F1 or J1 visa through graduate coursework should not apply for non-degree status.
**Kempe Center Summer Institute students only need to submit the application, the fee, and a letter from their program director.
To enroll in a course, download the permission form. This is a fillable PDF, which allows for electronic signatures. Complete the form and obtain the instructors’ signatures indicating their permission for you to take the courses. Applicants must present documentation of sufficient academic background to show adequate preparedness for the course in question to the instructor responsible for the course. Obtaining the instructors’ permission does not assure your registration in the courses.
After obtaining the instructors’ signatures, submit the form to the Office of Academic & Student Affairs.
Note for returning students: Starting fall 2021, Returning students are required to complete a background check and submit updated immunizations via Castle Branch every three years after their initial program matriculation.
All non-degree students, regardless of when they matriculated, will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by August 1, 2021 in order to be eligible to register for coursework in fall 2021. Email ColoradoSPH.Admissions@cuanschutz.edu with questions.
Starting in fall 2021, all non-degree students must be issued an ID badge in order to access campus. Accepted non-degree students will receive instructions via email to request their badge. Badge pickup will be on Saturday, August 28 on the CU Anschutz campus.
Those who already have a CU Anschutz staff or faculty badge may keep their existing badge, but will need to request student access via the provided badge request form.
Starting one week before the start of classes for the semester, you may register for the courses using the online registration system UCD Access.
If a course is full, you will be able to enter the waitlist for the course. Check back frequently to see if you have been enrolled in the course from the waitlist as you will not receive an email confirmation if you move from the waitlist into the course. The drop/add deadline for each semester is published in the academic calendar.
You have until this date to add or drop courses. A late fee of $60.00 will be assessed for registration after the drop/add deadline. After the drop/add deadline, you must obtain permission from the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs to withdraw from
You will receive a bill from the Bursar’s Office for the course by email. You must pay for the courses by the stated deadline, which is two weeks after the start of classes.
If a class is dropped after the drop/add deadline, a “W” will appear on the official transcript and you will be responsible for paying the full tuition and fees for the course. Dropping courses after the drop/add deadlines will result in 0% tuition reimbursement.