Non-Degree Seeking Students

Individuals may enroll in undergraduate or graduate coursework as non-degree seeking. Priority enrollment is given to degree-seeking students. Before registering, those interested should do the following:

  • Review the schedule of class offerings in Self Service. Instructions for viewing the schedule are found here.
  • Review the tuition and fees on the Accounting Services webpage. Undergraduate coursework is charged by the part-time, per-credit rate.  Graduate coursework is charged by the specific program rate under which the coursework is offered.

Schedules for Summer and Fall coursework are typically posted in Self Service in late March; schedules for Winter and Spring coursework are typically posted in late October. Review the Academic Calendar for registration dates.

Undergraduate Non-Degree Application/Registration form - this form is used for those who wish to enroll in undergraduate coursework as non-degree seeking. A transcript may be required if coursework has prerequisites, which can be emailed to Instructor approval is required for requests to audit coursework. Students will be emailed once the registration has been processed.


Hood offers several opportunities for reduced tuition, including programs for older citizens and Hood alumnae and alumni.

Encore Program

The Encore Program enables Hood alumnae and alumni who hold a B.A. or B.S. from Hood to take undergraduate courses at one-half tuition.

Renewal Not Retirement

Hood’s Renewal Not Retirement (RNR) program offers persons 60 years of age or older the opportunity to audit undergraduate courses. Studio and lab courses, practicums and self-directed study courses are not available for audit. The cost is $100 per course.

The Graduate School offers courses for individuals who hold at least a bachelor’s degree and are interested in non-degree studies for professional development, continuing education or personal enrichment. Hood also provides the opportunity to sample a graduate degree program before deciding to apply. Up to twelve credits taken as a non-degree student may apply towards degree requirements for a master’s or certificate program. You can view the list of available Summer and Fall 2023 non-degree courses here.

Students who have never taken graduate coursework at Hood, must complete the non-degree graduate application and registration form. You must also submit a copy of an official transcript to the registrar’s office at for verification of at least a bachelor’s degree (master's is fine as well) prior to enrollment. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above (3.0 for counseling coursework) to register as a non-degree student for graduate level coursework.

Students who have previously taken graduate coursework at Hood, can complete the Online Registration Form, indicating the request to enroll as non-degree in the comments/note section of the form.

Priority enrollment in graduate classes is given to degree-seeking students. Program director and/or instructor approval may be required for non-degree registration (counseling coursework requires program directorapproval and registrations may be held until degree-seeking students are enrolled) and additional information may be required for registration approval. 

*Download Hood College DEI Summer Courses Flyer.

Looking to hone your DEI skills and competencies in the Education sector or elsewhere? Consider signing up as a non-degree student for the following graduate-level courses offered during the summer 2023 term.

EDUC 500 Methods for Teaching English Language Learners (offered summer I session May 22 - July 2, 2023)
Description: This course examines strategies for promoting literacy and language development in English Language Learners grades K-12. Differentiation of content area instruction will also be explored.

EDUC 571 Historical, Philosophical & Legal Foundations of Special Education (offered summer II session July 5 - August 13, 2023)
Description: Historical and legal perspectives that led to PL 94-142 and subsequent legislation. Current issues in the field of special education; survey of disabilities, philosophical concerns, educational ramifications of legislation and innovative programming.

EDUC 584 Systematic Change for School Improvements (offered summer I session May 22 - July 2, 2023)
Description: Participants examine the literature on systemic change, with emphasis on models and strategies for use by school leaders to affect change at the individual, team, school and district levels.

HUM 560N Humanities Colloquium: Native Americas (offered summer II session July 5 - August 13, 2023)
The course addresses the histories, narratives, and identities of Native peoples of the Americas. The course material explores interdisciplinary approaches to the topic. Students are welcome to develop paper topics that are interdisciplinary in nature and draw on other fields in the humanities, that explore cultural issues across the Americas, or that help teachers develop classroom applications.

To register, complete the non-degree registration form and email

Take advantage of this spring 2023 bioinformatics course open to all fields and industries involving high-quality research. Must possess a bachelor's degree to register. Classes are offered in person from 1/24/2-2023 to 5/16/2023.

BIFX 545 | Leading Reproducible Research: Based on the tenants of the reproducible research movement, this course teaches the fundamentals of experimental design, research ethics and communication to foster the ability to coordinate multifaceted research collaborations between scientists with backgrounds in biology, computer science and biostatistics. Using examples from classical literature and the concepts extolled by philosophers from around the world, we will explore alternative modes of leadership based on effective communication between individuals from different backgrounds. While this course is essential for those in the field of bioinformatics, anyone who is interested leading high-quality research will benefit from this course. 

Questions? email Register here.