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Non-Degree Seeking Students

The Non-Degree Seeking status is designed for students who are not seeking an academic degree at Columbia College. Enrollment as a Non-Degree Seeking student neither guarantees automatic admission to degree seeking status nor does it necessarily impact an admission decision. Non-Degree Seeking students in the Evening Campus must earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average.

Non-Degree Seeking students are not eligible for financial aid. Students enrolling at Columbia College under this status may be considered for degree seeking status in a subsequent term by completing the regular application process.

Students who wish to apply for Non-Degree Seeking status must complete the online application for undergraduate admission and submit an application fee. Please allow time for the application to be processed before attempting to enroll. Enrollment is on a space-available basis only.

Prerequisite Verification

If you are enrolling in classes that have prerequisites, you may be able to request a prerequisite waiver. To do this, bring your official or unofficial transcripts with you to the Admissions Office and complete a prerequisite waiver form. Admissions can only sign off on courses in which the prerequisites have been successfully completed or met. A full list of prerequisites can be found in the course description section of the academic catalog.

If you are registering for a course with prerequisites, you must register in person through Registration and Financial Services.

Register for classes

You may register in person at Registration and Financial Services (Missouri Hall Rm. 205) during the hours of 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday.

For more information on online registration, please see Register for Classes.

Payment information

A one-half tuition payment will be due at the time of registration. You will be required to make payment arrangements for the remaining balance if not paying in full.

Payment may be made online under the ePayments link found in your CougarTrack account.

  1. Log into your CougarTrack account.
  2. Click Payments under the Financial heading.
  3. Follow the payment steps.

Payments in person
Payment may be made at Registration and Financial Services at the main campus in Columbia, Missouri or at any Nationwide Campus location. Registration and Financial Services is located on the Main Campus in Missouri Hall Rm. 205 during the hours of 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday.

For more information, please reference the payment FAQ.

Interactive map of the Main Campus (Columbia, MO)

This map of campus includes main campus buildings and parking lots.

Purchase a parking pass

If you plan to park on campus, you will need to purchase a parking pass. You may purchase a parking pass online.

Quick links

If you have any other questions regarding registration or payment information please contact our Registration and Financial Services office at (573) 875-7252 or visit Registration and Financial Services.