Non-Degree Seeking

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***The information on this page applies to students already admitted to and/or enrolled in the LACS program. While we are no longer admitting students through the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the program will be moving to Global & International Studies program as a concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.***


Students with a completed Bachelor’s degree who have demonstrated academic competence and wish to take an upcoming graduate-level course in LA&CS may apply as a non-degree seeking (NDS) student.

Please note undergraduate prerequisite course completion is typically necessary to succeed in graduate-level coursework. If you intend to enroll in coursework via NDS status for non-graduate study pursuits and personal interests, please specify what courses you would like to complete in the department in the personal statement.

Not all courses may be open to NDS students; please contact our graduate academic advisor before applying. KU’s Graduate Studies page on How to Apply is a resource for application-related logistical questions.