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Program Overview

The University of Rochester part-time studies program provides students, adult learners, business professionals, educators, and the community the opportunity to take classes on a part-time basis for intellectual enrichment or professional development.

Part-time non-matriculated (non-degree) students have an opportunity to try out various programs of study or just enjoy a class for personal enrichment. Subsequent matriculation as a regular student, if desired, requires application for transfer admission. Applicants should know that no more than six courses taken when non-matriculated may be transferred to a degree program.

The program offers you the chance to:

  • Earn college credit
  • Take a class that will help you in your current or future career
  • Try something new
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Program Schedule

Classes are offered during the University semesters.

Fall 2017

Non-matriculated registration for fall 2017 opens on April 10, 2017 and closes on August 24, 2017. After this date you will need to register on a paper registration form with the instructor's signature and proof of payment. The last day to add/drop a course is September 27, 2017.

Please note: the last day to withdraw from a course is November 15, 2017.

  • August 30 – December 22

Spring 2018

Non-matriculated registration for spring 2018 opens on November 13, 2017.

  • January 17 – May 1

Summer 2018

Non-matriculated registration for summer 2018 opens on April 9, 2018.

  • Full session:
    • May 21 - August 10
  • Six week sessions:
    • May 21 - June 29
    • July 2 - August 10
  • Four week sessions:
    • May 21 - June 15
    • July 2 - July 27

Learn More about Summer Sessions >

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Course Descriptions

View Course Schedules and Course Descriptions >

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Tuition, Fees and Refunds

Learn more about tuition and fees >

Please Note: 100% of tuition is due at the time of registration.

Tuition Refund Schedule

If you are dropping or withdrawing from a course, you may only be refunded a portion of the tuition paid. Please note that the add/drop schedule is different from the refund schedule. Please review the dates listed on the Bursar's website to ensure full understanding of the financial repercussions of dropping/withdrawing a course.

Fall 2017Refund
Effective Date08/30 – 09/03/2017100%
Effective Date09/04 – 09/10/201790%
Effective Date09/11 - 10/01/201750%
Effective Date10/02 - 10/22/201725%
No Refunds After 10/22/2017
Spring 2018Refund
Effective Date01/17 - 01/21/2018100%
Effective Date01/22 - 01/28/201890%
Effective Date01/29 - 02/18/201850%
Effective Date02/19 - 03/11/201825%
No Refunds After 03/11/2018

Policy for voluntary or involuntary withdrawal, leave of absence, or going inactive 

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Student Registration Process

Registration for non-matriculated students has been moved online. If this is your first time registering for a course please first create an account at:

Once you create your account instructions will be provided regarding how to register for classes.

If you have previously taken a course at UR, please go directly to: to register.

Students have until the day before the first day of class to register online. After the online registration deadline, you will need to register via paper using the following form: Registration Form [PDF]. Students can add or drop courses until September 27, 2017.

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Additional Information


If you are a University of Rochester employee, you, and your children may be eligible for tuition benefits.


During the fall and spring semesters, the deadline for dropping a course, adding a new course, or changing a course from audit to credit or from credit to audit is the end of the fourth week of classes. All of these changes must be submitted on an official Drop/Add form. Students must obtain the instructor's signature for all courses added after the first day of classes. Courses dropped during the first four weeks of classes will be deleted entirely from the official record, however you will be financially responsible following the official refund schedule. Any additional tuition for an added course is to be paid at the time the change is made. The deadline for withdrawing from a course is the last day of the eleventh week of the semester. Courses from which non-matriculated students withdraw will appear on the grade report and transcript with a "W" and the week of withdrawal.

For registration changes during summer sessions refer to our summer sessions website.

Obtaining an ID Card

Your ID card will allow you to check books out of the library, attend campus events, etc. Learn more >


Most classes require books. These can be purchased in person at the bookstore, or online.


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