Non Degree Seeking Students

Non-degree seeking students are students who have not been accepted in a program of study leading to a certificate or degree.  Formal admission to the Graduate School is not required.

Non-degree seeking students are required to apply through OAA ( and submit the course approval information in order to attend the requested courses.  Please see below on how the application should be chosen in OAA:

OAA screenshot instructions


You are required to include the following information in the application:

a.  Prefix, Number and Name of course(s) that you might be interested in

b.  Reason for taking the course


Other questions listed in the application are self reporting responses.  Applications that do not include course information and reason for taking the course will not be processed.

Applications submitted through OAA will be processed as they are received.

Note: The UAMS employee tuition discount is not applicable to non-degree seeking students.

Completing this application does not guarantee approval for course enrollment. 


If approved, students will receive notification on the next steps they will need to complete in order to register.  They will also need to do the following:

  • Complete Payment of Tuition and Fees
  • Complete all UAMS compliance requirements, including verification of health insurance, medical exam, flu vaccination, online HIPAA training, and TB skin test

Please contact Graduate Admissions at if you have any questions regarding this process.