Apply as a Non-Degree Student

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Students who do not plan to earn a degree from Belmont may apply for admission through any of the following programs and may take one or more courses at Belmont. Non-degree seeking status is not automatic and is usually granted for one term only, except in special circumstances. Non-degree seeking students are prohibited by federal regulations from receiving federal financial assistance. All application materials must be received by the application deadline. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible to participate in priority registration. 

The application deadlines for non-degree seeking admission are:

  • August 1st for fall entry
  • December 1st for spring entry
  • May 1st for summer entry

*All application materials must be received by the application deadline.


Step One:

Find out which classes Belmont is offering for the term you are interested in by visiting ClassFinder at

Step Two:

Complete the online Non-Degree Application by the deadlines above and the $15 application fee.  Please see the list below to find what materials are required in addition to the application for the type of non-degree seeking student you are. 


Transient Admission 

Students who are currently attending another university/college that wish to take classes at Belmont to supplement their degree.


  • High school students: high school transcript, SAT/ACT scores, and a copy of the letter of acceptance from the accredited institution the student plans to attend
  • College students: Transient Student Permission Form.
Regular Non-Degree Admission

Students who do not wish to earn a degree, and are not currently attending another university/college.


  • High school applicants: must submit official high school transcript at time of application
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts from ALL colleges attended, even if prior courses are listed on other transcripts.

Audit Admission

Individuals wishing to attend class presentations as a non-participant in a non-credit, non-degree seeking status may apply to audit a course. Audit is non-credit in all cases and regular tuition fees apply. Since all classes are not open for audit, students must have prior approval of the Dean of the college or school in which the course is to be offered before being admitted. Students taking courses for credit have priority over audit students for class entry. Therefore, audit students may register on a space-available basis only. Students may not audit private music lessons. 


  1. Completed Non-Degree Application
  2. Nonrefundable application fee of $15

Senior Citizen Audit: Senior citizens 60 years or older may audit a course, pending space available, for $25 per course. Proof of age is required as well as the materials listed above.

Cross-Registrant and Consortium Admission

Students from an institution with whom Belmont University has a cross-registration or consortium agreement who wish to take courses at Belmont under that agreement must complete the application and submit a Letter of Good Standing from their home institution. Please contact the Registrar at your home institution for requirements related to your particular school’s agreement with Belmont. 


  • Permission from home institution
Early Admission

Students may apply for early admission to Belmont after the junior year in high school. The student may be planning to skip the senior year, take courses during the summer only and return to high school as a senior, or take courses at Belmont concurrent with the high school senior year (dual enrollment). The requirements for consideration are: completion, with grade of “C” or higher, of three English courses and three math courses, SAT of 1110 (composite score of Critical Reading and Math) or ACT composite of 24, and a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on academic subjects. In addition, the prospective student should outline the reason for requesting early admission and include letters of support from parents and the high school principal or counselor.


  • SAT I or ACT results
  • Secondary School Report Form 
  • Official high school transcript at time of application and final copy following graduation

*Additional data and interview may be required of the applicant by request of the Admissions Committee


Step Three:

Once admitted, you will receive instructions on how to register for classes.  To find out your registration day, visit Non-degree students will register during Open Registration.

To see the dates of the term, visit the Academic Calendar at  

Cost per credit hour can be found at

Please contact Brooke Brannin, Director of University Admissions, at for any further questions.