Classification of Students

Non-Degree-Seeking students are those who are approved by the Office of Admission to take certain courses at Whitman College but not to pursue a degree or program. Non-Degree-Seeking students may not represent any college organization, participate in intercollegiate athletics, and are not eligible to be pledged to or hold active membership in organized social groups. If Non-Degree-Seeking students wish at any time to become regular students, they may apply to the Committee on Admission and Financial Aid in the usual way. Non-Degree-Seeking students generally may not maintain residence in college housing.

Admission Provisions

A person may apply through the Office of Admission to attend Whitman as a Non-Degree-Seeking student if he or she wishes to take certain courses but not pursue a degree program. Non-Degree-Seeking students register on a space-available basis and must secure written permission from the professor after the first day of the semester.


Special tuition (per credit, up to 8 credits per semester): $1,979 per credit
Note: This does not provide for regular student programs, course fees, etc. (see "Nondegree-seeking students" under Classification of Students).

Application for Non-Degree-Seeking Students