There is a petition process for taking non-degree courses. The details for the petition process are below. Please wait until you hear about the status of your override request before you apply to the university for admission as a non-degree seeking student.

Students who are not seeking a degree may take following courses in the online Computer Science degree program:

  • CS 161 Introduction to Computer Science I
  • CS 162 Introduction to Computer Science II
  • CS 225 Discrete Structures in Computer Science

Registration for these courses is dependent on students meeting the prerequisites for the courses and seat availability. Students intending to apply for admission into the program cannot seek admission as non-degree students.

GPA requirements: Students should have a term and cumulative GPA of 3.0. In addition, they should also have a 3.0 in the prerequisite courses.

In order to determine if they have met the prerequisites, students will need to complete the registration override petition and provide the requested information for review. The petition, transcripts and syllabi provided will help the course instructors and program staff to determine if the student has met the prerequisites and if the override can be provided.

Petition Process

Please submit to the CS Online Degree Program:

Your petition must be submitted according to the following deadlines. These deadlines have been set to ensure that instructors and program staff may review the override petition in a timely manner. Please do not contact the instructors. Degree-seeking on-campus and online students get priority status to enroll in courses. Therefore, please expect registration overrides to be provided on a space available basis only closer to the term start date.


Fall term: August 1
Winter term: November 1
Spring term: February 1
Summer term: May 1

Note: if a deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, the application deadline is automatically extended to the next business day.

Students will not be allowed to register for classes without an approved override petition. Each department is able to set their own policies regarding non-degree students. All deadlines are final and no exceptions are made.

This is the departmental approved procedure for taking the online post-bacc CS courses as a non-degree student. If you have not followed this procedure, do not apply to admissions or contact multiple offices. They will defer your call or email back to us.

We are unable to discuss student information with parents and other family members.