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Non-Degree-Seeking Enrollment

If you are seeking to further your education but only want to enroll in a limited number of courses and do not want to complete a degree/diploma/certificate program, you may enroll as a Non-Degree-Seeking student.

Follow these simple steps to complete the admission process:

1. Complete the CTC application for admission and pay the $30 non-refundable application fee.
2. Complete and submit a Non-Degree-Seeking Student Waiver Form.
3. Satisfy the admissions placement testing requirement by taking the ACCUPLACER test OR submitting official or unofficial college transcripts that prove you have completed degree-level English and math courses.
4. Submit proof of lawful presence to qualify for in-state tuition. View the list of acceptable lawful presence documents to learn more.

Helpful Hints:

There are special stipulations that exist for students in this status. Non-Degree-Seeking students:

  • are not eligible to receive financial aid.
  • must adhere to specific CTC prerequisite requirements when selecting courses.
  • are not eligible to graduate at CTC under Non-Degree-Seeking status.
  • may only apply 17 credit hours earned in this status toward graduation from a CTC program. The Non-Degree-Seeking option is best used as a temporary status to accommodate for unique admissions circumstances.
  • are responsible for submitting a program change request and supplying additional documents to change their status to regular admission.


  • CTC accepts unofficial transcripts for Non-Degree-Seeking students.
  • Non-Degree-Seeking students are not required to submit transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions. However, it is important to submit the transcripts that prove you meet the prerequisite requirements for the courses you wish to take.
  • Students who elect to enroll as a Non-Degree-Seeking student for a given term cannot change their status until the following semester.
  • More questions? Contact an Admissions Counselor.