Non-Degree Enrollment Status

Non-degree status is an option for students seeking:
  1. Classes for personal enrichment, special interest, or to enhance job skills
  2. Coursework without necessarily seeking a degree at Oregon Tech
  3. Part-time enrollment for students who do not yet meet Oregon Tech's admission requirements

Fill out the application online and choose the Application for Non-Degree Student as the applicant type.


Students may earn a certificate or specialization from Oregon Tech as a non-degree seeking student. However, if you want to earn an Associate, Bachelor, or Master degree from Oregon Tech you must be admitted. Please contact and meet with an Admissions Counselor to assist with eventual admission to the university. Non-Degree students are cautioned that taking classes as a non-degree status does not guarantee eventual admission to Oregon Tech. Non-Degree students, even those who perform well in their Oregon Tech classes, must also meet eligibility requirements for Freshman or Transfer admissions requirements to be formally admitted for degree completion.

Non-Degree students can take up to 8 credits per term.

Some services such as financial aid, academic advising, and transfer evaluation are not offered to non-degree students. Without formal admission there is no binding agreement between the student and the university for completing an Oregon Tech degree.

To submit a non-degree application, Apply Online no later than one week prior to the start of class. Official transcripts are not required to obtain non-degree status, but students must provide them to verify pre-requisites for registration purposes. Non-degree students are subject to the Registration Policies of the Office of the Registrar.

Yes. International students who are attending another college or university may take classes from Oregon Tech as a non-degree student with prior permission from their international student advisor at the institution holding the I-20.

As a non-degree seeking student, registration will open up later than current Oregon Tech students. Please see this link for your registration date (listed as Non-Admitted Students). Typically this will be about 2 weeks after the first registration date.