Center for Lifelong Learning

Non-Matriculated Courses & Registration

Whether you are a student seeking prerequisite courses, a nurse thinking about returning to school, or a health care professional looking for personal and professional growth, we offer a full menu of online continuing education courses for non-matriculated students. Enhance your career at a top-ranked nursing school.

Available Courses

The following courses are open to non-matriculated students (students not enrolled in a degree program), including:

Online Prerequisites

Online Prerequisite Courses for Nurses and Health Care Professionals  (Available anytime. Register up until class start date)

Other Courses

Check below for course availability or refer to the upcoming course schedule.

Tuition Rate

The tuition for each course for Fall 2016 to Spring 2017:
  • $1,400*
    per credit hour
  • *Employees at the University of Rochester may be eligible to receive a substantial tuition benefit

Register for a Course

Registering as non-matriculated (non-degree) student gives you the opportunity to enroll in courses without being formally admitted to the UR School of Nursing.

Register as a non-matriculated student

Types of Courses

Courses for non-matriculated students are available in a variety of learning formats. See course descriptions above for course format. These include hybrid (mostly online with some in-person sessions), completely-online, Flex Track (work at your own pace online to meet a series of deadlines), and Fast Track (self-paced online course).

Dropping or Adding Courses

To drop or add a course, you should fill out a drop/add form available from the SON Registrar's Office or for an online course, email the registrar at Please note:

  • Courses must be dropped prior to the second class session in order to receive a 100 percent course refund. See the School of Nursing's refund schedule. This is true even if you have University tuition benefits. There are no refunds on Online Prerequisite Fast Track Courses.
  • Courses added after the first day of classes require instructor's signature (on the Drop/Add form).
  • Courses dropped after the drop/add deadline will appear on the official transcript as "withdrawn failing" or "withdrawn passing."
  • Courses dropped after the withdrawal deadline will be recorded as "E."

Information for UR Employees

For University tuition benefits policies and forms, visit the tuition benefits homepage. The tuition waiver form alone does not register you for a course; you must still complete the Non-Matriculated Registration form. Courses covered under the University of Rochester's tuition benefits package must be completed with a satisfactory grade in order for the course to be paid for by the University.

Courses that are not dropped prior to the first day of classes will be paid for by the student according to the University's refund schedule. 

In addition, taking an incomplete in a course will result in the course not being paid for until the course is complete - late fees and account holds may result. UR tuition benefits are limited to courses completed within six months after the end of the course.

For taxable tuition assistance benefits received under the Tuition Benefits Plan, applicable Federal and State income taxes and FICA taxes (approximately 42.42% of the taxable tuition amount) will be deducted from your paycheck when the waiver is approved. In addition, the taxable income will be reflected on your W-2 for the calendar year when the actual tuition benefit is posted to your student account. If you wish to manually calculate how much tax will be withheld from your paycheck(s), please see the Graduate Tuition Assistance Benefits Taxation Worksheet available online at (Ordinarily, employer-provided graduate tuition assistance benefits that exceed $5,250 are taxable wages, while benefits up to $5,250 are not taxable. However, certain job-related education is not taxable over $5,250. Please visit for detailed information including a flow chart that may assist you in determining whether graduate tuition assistance benefits are taxable.)