Non-Matriculated Students

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, coming to LIM as a "non-matriculated" student means you can take a class (or classes) without also having to take all the subjects that lead to a formal academic degree.

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


Entry Terms: Fall | Spring

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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

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. All application materials should be sent to the attention of the Office of Admissions.

  • 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
  • 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.

The Fine Print

Non-matriculated students may not take more than 18 credits without applying for matriculation, unless given permission by the Dean 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.

Non-Matriculated Application