Nondegree-seeking students

Nondegree-seeking students may register for up to 11 credit hours at Virginia Commonwealth University during Summer Studies. Read more about nondegree-seeking admissions.

The nondegree-seeking application for Summer 2024 will open on February 1, 2024. 

Students currently seeking a baccalaureate degree at another college or university can register as a transient student if they:

  • Are in good standing with their home institution.
  • Obtain approval from their home institution. Students should check with their advisor at their current school before registering for classes.

How to register

VCU encourages nondegree-seeking students to apply online. Visit the nondegree-seeking admissions page for more information.

Once enrolled, students can register for classes through eServices. Information on enrollment changes, overrides, course load and advising are on the Registration page. 


Summer-only students, or those who plan to complete degrees elsewhere, are encouraged but not required to see an advisor. To schedule an appointment, call University Academic Advising at (804) 827-8648.


Unofficial transcripts are available through eServices. To request an official transcript, visit Records and Registration or call (804) 828-1349.