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Non-Degree Programs

Application Requirements for Non-Degree Seeking Students

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) may admit non-degree seeking students who wish to take a courses(s) for professional development, personal enrichment or student at large or who wish to take a specific course(s) to transfer back to an institution they are currently enrolled.

Please indicate the type of non-degree status you are seeking to enroll when you apply:

General Non-Degree Seeking Student:

  • You are a college student or college graduate interested in taking graduate courses for credit that will transfer back to another institution or for personal interest without any intent of completing a degree program.
  • You are a professional seeking an online course(s) for professional development.

Student at Large Non-Degree Seeking Student:

  • You are a college graduate interested in taking courses for credit (i.e., for graduate school preparation, career development or personal interest) with the intent of completing a degree. This is referred to as a "student-at-large" at some universities.

To apply as a non-degree seeking student please submit the following:

  • Non-Degree Seeking Application
  • Official transcripts showing evidence of having earned a bachelor’s degree (or highest degree earned if applicable) from an accredited college or university
  • Personal Statement explaining reasons for seeking to take course(s) as a non-degree seeking student
  • TOEFL Requirements (If Applicable)
    • Official TOEFL scores report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of any applicant who does not hold US citizenship or permanent residency
    • The admissions committee will consider waiving this requirement if:
      • An applicant who has been full-time students in a United States college or university for at least two consecutive years
      • An applicant from a country in which English is the primary language

List of Courses available to non-degree seeking students:

Please reference the full list of courses offered in a Non-degree seeking capacity by term of availability.

*At large students will need to submit all materials needed for the degree program at the time of the non-degree status being granted.

Please note that coursework completed in a non-degree status may or may not be applicable to a degree program at RFUMS and is subject to approval by the program chair.

Non-degree seeking students are eligible:

  • To take 2 courses in this status
  • To apply to a degree program at any time but will need to adhere to all the program requirements and deadlines in place at the time of application.
  • Will be charged tuition and all mandatory fees
  • To access libraries and other campus facilities

Please send all relevant materials to:

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Office of Admissions and Enrollment
3333 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, Illinois 60064