Non-Degree Seeking Students

If you are looking at taking classes at Mount Marty for personal enrichment, teacher recertification, or to transfer to another institution and do not intend on pursuing an undergraduate degree from our university, you are considered a non-degree seeking student.

If you're a high school student looking to gain college credit, please visit our dual credit program page.

Submit a non-degree seeking application



Costs per credit hour for non-degree seeking students are as follows:

Costs Per Credit Hour 

1-8 credit hours $530 per credit hr
9-11 credit hours $940 per credit hr
Program Support Fee* $45 per credit hr

The charges listed are subject to change based on your chosen courses. Some courses may have other costs as well. Please contact the Business Office at (605) 668-1575 for more information. 

*Program support fee covers the administrative and service area costs.  This fee is non-refundable once classes begin. 

Yes. An application for non-degree seeking admission must be completed before registering for any courses.

Students applying for non-degree seeking admission are not required to submit transcripts in order to enroll; however, some students may be required to submit transcripts upon request to verify prerequisites for certain courses.

No. Students registered as non-degree seeking are not eligible for institutional or federal financial assistance.

Yes. If regular admission is desired, the non-degree seeking student must fulfill the admissions and degree requirements for regular admission. After regular admission has been granted, credits earned while enrolled as a non-degree seeking student may be considered for fulfillment of the degree requirements. Mount Marty University is under no obligation to grant a degree to any non-degree seeking student until that student changes the acceptance status from unclassified to regular admission.

Here are two ways to get more information.

      • Submit a Request for Information form and an Admission Counselor will reach out to you.
      • Call or email the Office of Admission at or 605-668-1545.