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Fall Course Registration

Our flexible evening, part-time, and online course offerings allow you to earn a degree from one of the nation's premier universities while maintaining your other commitments.

University College at Washington University in St. Louis is the professional and continuing education division of Arts & Sciences. With flexible evening, online, and part-time course formats – and a surprisingly affordable tuition – students learn from distinguished faculty in a supportive environment.

Course Enrollment at University College

There are two ways to enroll in courses at University College: as a non-degree-seeking student or as a degree-seeking student. Explore the differences below to see which option makes sense for your professional and educational goals.




  • Courses may be taken for professional advancement, in preparation for application to a degree or certificate program, or for personal enrichment.
  • Courses may be taken on a pass/fail, audit, or credit basis.
  • Includes special enrollment types such as Visiting Undergraduate, Graduate-At-Large, and Special Audit.
  • Not eligible for federal financial aid, scholarships, grants, or other funding sources.
  • No application required.
  • Courses are taken as part of a degree, certificate, or specialized program.
  • Courses are taken for credit; pass/fail option available under certain circumstances.
  • Courses are selected to fulfill specific degree requirements according to major or program of study.
  • Most degree programs are eligible for federal financial aid; scholarships, grants, and other funding sources may be available.
  • Some certificate and professional programs are eligible for federal financial aid.

Open Enrollment Policy

Our open enrollment policy allows you to take evening courses on a non-degree basis without applying for a program.

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Joel Pugh

"I work full-time, and splitting online and on-campus courses has helped to manage my life from week-to-week. I have the choice to take courses during the day, during evenings; I could choose what time in the evening I want to take classes...the flexibility is very important to my schooling."

―Joel PughBS in Political Science, Minor in Global Leadership Management

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