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Continuing Education Non-Degree

Continuing Education provides a pathway complete undergraduate courses for academic credit as a non-degree student. This is a great option if you have a bachelor’s degree but need a few additional courses to prepare for graduate or professional school, or you want to take a course to keep up professional licensure, or for purposes of personal enrichment. Continuing Education Non-Degree students are eligible for a special continuing education tuition rate. Current students at other colleges seeking to transfer the credit back into a degree program at their current institution should see our visiting student process.


The live list of course options and seat availability for current and upcoming terms is available at datavu1.valpo.edu/Student/Courses. Links in those course listings provide course descriptions, prerequisite/placement information, book & materials information, etc.

Tuition & Fees for the 2024-25 Academic Year

Tuition: $530 per credit
General Fee (Part-Time Undergraduate): $140 per semester
One-Time Application Fee: $30

Continuing Education Non-Degree students are also responsible for paying for any books, materials, and/or course-specific fees associated with the course(s) in which they enroll. More information about Valparaiso University tuition and fees can be found online here.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is not available for Continuing Education Non-Degree students.

Admission and Registration

Criteria for Admission

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Those who have not completed any college coursework must provide an official high school transcript as part of your application. Those who have completed college coursework must provide, as part of your application, an official or unofficial transcript from any institutions you have attended. ACT/SAT scores are optional. The final decision for admission rests with Enrollment Management.


Admission as a Continuing Education Non-Degree student does not guarantee a seat in a given course. You will only be able to enroll in a course if there is still a seat available. Students must meet any prerequisites and/or placement levels required for any given course in order to enroll in it. Students currently enrolled in a Valparaiso University degree program may not simultaneously enroll as a Continuing Education Non-Degree student.

Continuing Education Non-Degree students may enroll for up to 9 credits per semester. Admission as a Continuing Education Non-Degree student does not guarantee admission into a degree or certificate program. Students who wish to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree or certificate through Valparaiso University must apply for admission to a degree or certificate program separately from this continuing education process (see the links at the bottom of this page).

Application Process

Complete the online application via the link below and have a copy of your transcript(s) sent to grad@valpo.edu.

Application Deadlines
  • Summer – May 1
  • Fall – August 1
  • Spring – January 1


Within two weeks of admission as a Continuing Education Non-Degree student, a representative from the university will contact you via the email address on your admission application to help you work through course registration.


If you have questions or need assistance, contact:
Gwendolyn Kozak
Assistant Director, Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
grad@valpo.edu or 219.464.5313