Continue Taking Classes After Graduation

CU Boulder graduates are welcome to return to campus to take classes as a nondegree student after they complete their degree.

Auto Switch from Degree to Nondegree

If you graduate from CU Boulder one semester, but plan to take classes the following semester as a nondegree student, go ahead and enroll for the upcoming semester. Once your degree posts, your record will be automatically updated to reflect your new status as a nondegree student. No additional application is needed.

Nondegree Application

If you graduated from CU Boulder more than a semester ago and would like to enroll in classes again, you can do so by completing the Continuing Education application, which allows us to activate you as a nondegree student. You will still be able to earn credit and GPA points, and everything you take will appear on the same transcript as your previous CU course work. If you wish to enroll in main campus classes, you will do so through ACCESS.


As a nondegree student, you will pay the published tuition rate for the semester and type of classes in which you enroll. The tuition guarantee that may have applied while you were a degree-seeking student ends after four years or at the time of graduation, whichever comes first.

Financial Aid

If you already have a bachelor’s degree and are taking prerequisite course work for graduate or professional school admission, you may be eligible for nondegree aid. Continuing Education has a financial aid advisor to assist you in exploring all your available options. You can email questions to

Detailed information about how to receive federal financial aid is available on the CU Boulder Financial Aid website.

Now that you’ve selected your favorite Continuing Education courses, email or print the information, including class number, to more easily search Buff Portal and enroll. Still have questions? Contact an advisor.


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