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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 and during summer.

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 >

Fall 2018

Non-matriculated registration for fall 2018 opens on April 9, 2018 and closes on August 23, 2018. 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 26, 2018.

Please note: the last day to withdraw from a course is November 16, 2018.

  • August 29 – December 21

Spring 2019

Non-matriculated registration for spring 2019 opens on November 12, 2018.

  • January 16 – May 1


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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.

For noncredit and audited courses, tuition refunds are not given once classes start. For credit courses, after the 100% refund dates stated above, refunds will be prorated by the number of days enrolled in the semester.

Fall 2018
Last day to receive a full refund:September 4, 2018
After the stated dates above tuition refunds will be prorated by the day.
No tuition refund on or after:October 14, 2018

Spring 2019
Last day to receive a full refund:January 22, 2019
After the stated dates above tuition refunds will be prorated by the day.
No tuition refund on or after:February 28, 2019

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 26, 2018.

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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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