Part-time Studies


Program Overview

The University of Rochester part-time studies program provides students, adult learners, business professionals, educators, and the community the opportunity to take classes on a part-time basis for intellectual enrichment or professional development.

Part-time non-matriculated (non-degree) students have an opportunity to try out various programs of study or just enjoy a class for personal enrichment. Subsequent matriculation as a regular student, if desired, requires application for transfer admission. Applicants should know that no more than six courses taken when non-matriculated may be transferred to a degree program.

  • The program offers you the chance to:
  • Earn college credit
  • Take a class that will help you in your current or future career
  • Try something new


Program Schedule

Classes are offered during the University semesters:

  • Fall 2014
  • September 2 - December 12
  • Spring 2015
  • January 14 - April 29
  • Summer 2015
  • Full session:
    • May 18 - August 7
  • 6 week sessions:
    • May 18 - June 26
    • June 29 - August 7
  • 4 week sessions:
    • May 18 - June 15
    • June 29 - July 27

Learn More about Summer Sessions »»


Course Descriptions

View Course Schedules and Course Descriptions »»

Tuition and Fees

Learn more about tuition and fees »»

Please Note: 100% of tuition is due at the time of registration.


Student Registration Process

Registration for non-matriculated students has been moved online. If this is your first time registering for a course please first create an account at:

Once you create your account instructions will be provided regarding how to register for classes.

If you have previously taken a course at UR, please go directly to: to register.

Students have until the second week of class to register online. After the registration deadline, you will need to register via paper using the following form: Registration Form [pdf].

Registration opens August 11, 2014 for non-matriculated students.


Additional Information

If you are a University of Rochester employee, you, and your children may be eligible for tuition benefits. Learn more »»
During the Fall and Spring semesters, the deadline for dropping a course, adding a new course, or changing a course from audit to credit or from credit to audit is the end of the fourth week of classes. All of these changes must be submitted on an official Drop/Add form. Students must obtain the instructor's signature for all courses added after the first day of classes. Courses dropped during the first four weeks of classes will be deleted entirely from the official record, however you will be financially responsible following the official refund schedule. Any additional tuition for an added course is to be paid at the time the change is made. The deadline for withdrawing from a course is the last day of the eleventh week of the semester. Courses from which non-matriculated students withdraw will appear on the grade report and transcript with a "W" and the week of withdrawal.
For registration changes during Summer Sessions refer to
Tuition Refund Schedule:
If you are dropping or withdrawing from a course, you may only be refunded a portion of the tuition paid. Learn more »»
Obtaining an ID card:
Your ID card will allow you to check books out of the library, attend campus events, etc. Learn more »»
Most classes require books. These can be purchased in person at the bookstore, or online.