Non-Degree Seeking Student

Some students take classes because they want to enhance their professional skills or complete credits in preparation for applying to a graduate program. These students are considered “non-degree seeking” because they aren’t in a formal degree program.

What courses can I take?

Courses are offered as space is available. Non-degree seeking students typically select courses numbered 100 (freshman level courses). You may be able to take upper level courses with permission from course instructors.

What does it cost?

Per credit: $750/credit for 1–5 credits
Audit (no credit): $100/credit 

Additional fees

  • Student activity fee of $15/credit (up to 11 credits), maximum of $45/semester
  • Technology fee of $25/credit, maximum of $150/semester
  • Costs for books and course fees (for specialized courses)

Who do I contact?

For application and admission related questions:
Jackie Morris
Viterbo University Admissions, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: 608-796-3013
Fax: 608-796-3020

For advising and enrollment related questions:
Lisa Konkel
Center for Student Success, 900 Viterbo Drive, La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: 608-796-3467

How do I apply?


For math and Spanish courses, students may be asked to take a placement exam. In art, dance, music, and theatre courses, students may be asked to audition.