UCM's Open University is an opportunity for individuals to enroll in and receive credit for courses on a seat-available basis. Students are admitted as non-degree seeking and ineligible for financial assistance.
This program is right for individuals wanting to grow professionally, enrich their lives, prepare for a career change, or give university life a try without becoming a full-time or part-time degree seeking student.
If you do not fit into any of the other categories, apply as special credit. This includes general public, former students, and alumni who wish to take classes simply to learn. This provides you with non-degree seeking status and you are not eligible for financial aid. Special credit applicants can be undergraduate or graduate students. Undergraduate students once you complete an account, self identify as non-degree seeking and then select special credit. Graduate students, self identify as special credit. Start your application now!
Apply as visiting college if you are pursuing your undergraduate degree elsewhere but want to take classes at UCM for one semester (such as summer) that you will transfer back to your home institution. This gives you non-degree seeking status and you are not eligible for financial aid. To begin the application process complete the undergraduate application and select non-degree seeking and then visiting college student. Start your application now!
Apply as a visiting high school student if you are in high school but have permission from your school to take classes at UCM. This is different than dual credit. This is a non-degree seeking status and not eligible for financial aid. Complete the undergraduate application and identify yourself as a Visiting High School Student. Start your application now!
Students not meeting formal admission requirements for an undergraduate or graduate degree at UCM or elsewhere can enroll as a special credit student. Choosing this option provides an opportunity to improve GPA and demonstrate commitment to higher education. Undergraduate students once you complete an account, self identify as non-degree seeking and then select special credit. Graduate students, complete an account and self identify as special credit. Start your application now!
Missouri residents who are 65 years of age or older may enroll for courses without tuition payment. Persons seeking this scholarship shall provide documentation of age to Central Missouri and satisfy all other necessary entrance requirements. This enrollment is for non-credit (audit) purposes and may only be used for classes located on the Warrensburg campus. Enrollment will be allowed no sooner than five days prior to classes beginning and on a space-available basis only. Contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 660-543-8266 for further information.