Lifelong learners often want to take graduate courses without enrolling in a specific program. They may want to prepare for admission to a graduate degree program at UMSL or elsewhere, explore a new discipline, take courses, workshops, or institutes for career advancement, or simply undertake personal enrichment experiences. Status as a Non-Degree Graduate Lifelong Learner, or graduate post-baccalaureate, allows students such flexibility. A Non-Degree Graduate Lifelong Learner has access not only to some graduate and undergraduate classes but also UMSL’s libraries, laboratories, recreational facilities, etc. 

This category does not qualify for financial aid.

Applicants must submit an official transcript directly from their BA institution which shows completion of a baccalaureate or higher degree, with a G.P.A. of 2.5 or greater.  The transcript must document a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a U.S. university or a university in which instruction is in the English language.

Please ask your institution(s) to send official transcripts directly to the Graduate Admissions Office.