Non-Matriculated Admissions

When it's not about getting a degree

If you're looking to sharpen or acquire specific knowledge or skills in the business of fashion and lifestyle, coming to LIM as a "non-matriculated" student means you can take a class (or classes) without also having to take all the courses that lead to a formal academic degree.

Non-Matriculated students pay per credit tuition and are not eligible for financial aid.

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Become a Non-Matriculated Student

  • To see if LIM College is the right environment for you
  • As a refresher
  • For career advancement
  • For personal development
  • Completed application for admission along with the $40 application fee
  • Proof of high school graduation must be submitted through a high school transcript or GED
  • Personal statement indicating your reasons for pursuing coursework as a non-degree student
  • Optional: College transcript(s) if you wish to register for classes with prerequisites
  • LIM College accepts applications on a rolling admissions basis. You may apply at any time up to the beginning of the Fall or Spring semester until all openings are filled.
  • You will receive an admissions decision 2-4 weeks after your application is complete.
  • You will be contacted to set up an appointment with the Registrar to select your classes.
  • You may register for a course as a non-matriculated student if space permits and you meet the prerequisite criteria. Registration for courses will be open to non-matriculated students after returning students have registered.
  • Non-matriculated students are not eligible for financial assistance and must pay in full before registering for classes.
  • Connect with Student Accounts for payment.

Non-matriculated students may not take more than 18 credits without applying for matriculation, unless given permission by the Office of Academic Affairs. Non-matriculated students who have completed 18 credits must meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss their future academic goals. All qualifying courses completed as a non-matriculated student may apply toward an LIM College degree at any time. However, it is the then-current transfer policy and degree program requirements that will determine whether a specific course taken as a non-matriculated student will apply towards an LIM degree program. 

International students may not apply for non-matriculated status.