ACES Request for Non-Degree Status

Procedural Guidelines:

  1. This petition is required for students who have completed a bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and are requesting to take additional course work after the conferral of their degree.
  2. Students who have never taken coursework at UIUC before (degree seeking or non-degree seeking) should apply through Undergraduate Admissions.
  3. Courses taken as a non-degree seeking student will be added to the students Illinois transcripts and impact the gpa listed on the transcript.
  4. Students that have earned a bachelor's degree from Illinois cannot take courses for grade-replacement as a non-degree seeking student.
  5. Non-Degree seeking students are not eligible to receive federal and state financial aid.
  6. Due to federal privcy laws (FERPA), the information and status of your petition cannot be discussed with anyone other than the student.



  • July 15 - Fall Semester
  • December 1 - Spring Semester
  • May 1 - Summer Semester