Non-Degree Seeking Students

 

Taking Graduate Classes at the Lindner College of Business

The Lindner College of Business allows students to take graduate courses, on a limited basis, without being officially admitted to a degree or certificate program. This is referred to as “non-matriculated” student status. Certain academic and financial restrictions may apply to non-matriculated students.

Non-matriculated students can take no more than twelve (12) graduate credit hours toward a program before they must be formally admitted and enrolled in a graduate program. Permission for coursework is not guaranteed, and is at the discretion of the Graduate Programs Office and academic departments. We will reach out to you directly via email once your request has been reviewed and a decision has been made. Please note that permission requests are typically not considered until close to the start of the term in which the requested courses take place.

To request permission to take Lindner College of Business graduate courses, please follow the appropriate guidelines based on your current status:

 

Current University of Cincinnati Undergraduate Students:

UC undergraduate students who have senior status and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 can request to take graduate courses at Lindner. If you wish to take classes toward a future graduate degree, you must open a graduate non-matriculated program at UC. This ensures that any graduate level courses you take can count toward a future graduate degree or certificate. Please note that courses cannot count toward both an undergraduate and graduate degree. In order to request permission for courses:

  1. Open a graduate non-matriculated program through the Lindner College of Business by filling out and submitting the information requested.
  2. Fill out the Course Permission Request form for UC undergraduate students requesting graduate classes. Read the information on this form carefully, as it contains important details about credit hour limits, course policies, etc. Email this form to graduate@uc.edu.

 

Current University of Cincinnati Graduate Students:

Current UC graduate students can request Lindner College of Business coursework to count toward requirements in their non-business graduate program or toward a future Lindner graduate degree. Please fill out the Course Permission Request form and return via email to graduate@uc.edu.

 

New or Returning UC Students With No Open Program

If you wish to take classes for your personal development or to count toward a future graduate degree, we encourage you to first consider one of our graduate certificate pathway options. If you still wish to proceed under non-degree status, you must open a graduate non-matriculated program at UC. In order to request permission for courses:

  1. Request to open a graduate non-matriculated program through the Lindner College of Business by filling out and submitting the information requested.
  2. Fill out the Course Permission Request form for non-matriculated students requesting graduate classes. Read the information on this form carefully, as it contains important details about credit hour limits, course policies, etc. Email this form along with the additional required documents to graduate@uc.edu.