Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking Students

Application Process

If you are not interested in obtaining a degree at this time but simply want to take several courses for credit, you can be enrolled at VCU as a non-degree seeking student.

Step 1: Application

Click here to start the enrollment process. If you wish to apply for in-state residency and are under 24, a portion of this form must be filled out by a parent or legal guardian. See available online courses.

If you are an International student, please be sure to read the application process for international students prior to beginning the application process.

Step 2: Documentation

After completing the application, Student Services will put you into our university administrative system in 3-5 business days. You will receive an email from Student Services requesting documentation that supports your application. Documents can be submitted in three different manners:

  • Scan your documents and email them to ssc@vcu.edu
  • Printed documentation faxed to (804) 828-2441
  • Mail printed documentation through the postal service to
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Student Services Center
    P.O. Box 842520
    Richmond VA 23284-2520.

Note: VCU is required to verify that you are eligible to take the courses that you select. Thus, if all supporting documentation is not received by mid-semester, a hold will be placed on your record that prevents you from registering for any future classes and that will not allow you to receive credit or grades for your current classes.

Step 3: Establishing your eID

You will receive a V-Number in the email that Student Services sends to you. Use your V-number and date of birth to establish your eID and eID password at VCU eID Finder.

Step 4: Advising

After setting up your eID, you will be placed into the Online Advising Program in the University College.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have at online@vcu.edu.

Step 5: Registering

After being advised, you are ready to register for classes through eServices. Log in VCU eServices to register for your courses. See instructions on how to register through eservices.

Step 6: VCUCard

You need a VCUCARD number to access available online library resources. You can receive an actual card by sending your photo through your VCU email account to vcucard@vcu.edu or by stopping either of the VCUCard offices at the Monroe Park Campus or MCV campus. Getmore information about your VCUCARD and find office locations.

Note: For Fall 2012, the online non-degree seeking application will be available until August 6th. Non-degree seeking students who wish to take more than 11 credit hours in fall and spring semesters must receive permission to do so.