Courses for Nondegree Students

The iSchool is pleased to offer nondegree students an opportunity to take graduate level courses. Formal admission to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is not necessary, but a bachelor's degree is required. Permission to take additional credit hours may be granted in special circumstances (e.g., alumni seeking professional development, school media endorsement), but please note that a maximum of 12 hours may be applied toward a degree upon matriculation. Please refer to our Nondegree Student Guide for important information about taking a course as a nondegree student.

Nondegree/community credit Fall 2016 course enrollment for selected iSchool courses is now open (see list below). We have a limited number of openings in several online and on-campus graduate credit courses (Full Fall 2016 course listings and descriptions). The deadline to register is Friday, August 12. For permission to register as a nondegree student, please complete the Request to Enroll form. Requests are approved based on availability of seats. If we are able to approve your request (determined by seat availability, course prerequisites, instructor considerations) and you receive permission, you will be sent instructions about how to enroll. If you see courses you are interested in that are not listed below, we can review your options.

Please contact Karla Lucht at (217) 244-3810 or klucht [at] illinois.edu if you have questions or would like assistance.

Note: Times listed are Central Time. “Leep” indicates online offering.

Leep/Online

  • LIS 452LE Foundations of Information Processing in Lib & Info Science W: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • LIS 490EGL E-Government T: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • LIS 490TEL Introduction to Technology in LIS Th: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • LIS 590ACL* Applied Business Research: Competitive Intelligence & Knowledge Mgmt Th: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m
  • LIS 590BBL Bookbinding: History, Principles, and Practices M: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
  • LIS 590BPL* Library Buildings and Society: From Past to Present Th: 1:00-2:50 p.m.
  • LIS 590DCL* Theory & Practice Data Cleaning Th: 3:00 - 4:50 p.m.
  • LIS 590DTL Data Mining Th: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • LIS 590ERL E-Resources Management M: 7:00 - 9:00p.m.
  • LIS 590IIL* Interfaces to Information Systems W: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • LIS 590 LWL Web Design and Construction for Organizations M: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • LIS 590SML Social Media Analytics M: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • LIS 590TYL Typography & Communication Tu: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

On-campus

  • LIS 490TEG Introduction to Technology in LIS M,W: 1:30 - 2:50 p.m.
  • LIS 504B Reference and Information Services T: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • LIS 518A Community Informatics Th: 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.
  • LIS 584A Archival Arrangement and Description T: 6:00 - 8:50 p.m.
  • LIS 590AC* Applied Business Research: Competitive Intelligence & Knowledge Mgmt Th: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • LIS 590AV Audiovisual Materials in Libraries and Archives Th: 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.
  • LIS 590BP* Library Buildings and Society: From Past to Present Th: 1:00-2:50 p.m.
  • LIS 590DC1* Theory & Practice Data Cleaning Th: 3:00 - 4:50 p.m.
  • LIS 590II* Interfaces to Information Systems W: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • LIS 590MY Global Contexts and Social Justice in Youth Literature M: 9:00 - 11:50 a.m.
  • LIS 590SF Social Computing F: 1:00 - 3:50 p.m.

* denotes this class is conducted as "Hybrid" meaning that there are students and instructors meeting together in a physical classroom with other remote students joining online via Blackboard Collaborate for a shared class experience with full participation in the session from all parties.

Policies

Cost and Cancellation Policy

Tuition for academic year 2016-2017 is $1,272 for a two credit-hour course and $2,544 for a four credit-hour course. Note: If you're paying for a class out of your own pocket, don't forget to make use of the Lifelong Learning Tax Credit when you do your income tax at the end of the year. It allows you to take a tax credit for a portion of any money you spend on continuing education.

For more information regarding cancellation of classes, visit this webpage.

Registration policy

Deadline for registration and payment will usually be two weeks before the start of each continuing education activity.