Non-Degree & High School

If you're thinking about taking college classes for personal enrichment, or if you're a high school student who would like to get a head start on your college career, attending Washburn as a non-degree seeking student could be just the thing for you.

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You should apply as a non-degree seeking student if you are:

  • a high school student who would be taking classes while in high school
  • taking courses for personal enrichment and not toward a degree
  • attending another college or university and don’t plan to complete the degree at Washburn

Applying is as simple as submitting an undergraduate application. Non-degree seeking students do not need to submit official transcripts or test scores unless otherwise requested by the Office of Admissions.

Financial aid is only available to degree-seeking students.

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There are many options for high school students seeking to earn college credit:

  • Concurrent Enrollment Partnership (CEP) Program – you’ll take courses at your high school for college credit.
  • Senior Academy – you’ll take classes on campus in the spring semester of your senior year of high school for college credit.
  • As a non-degree seeking student – as a high school student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher you may take online classes or classes that fit your schedule (not through the Concurrent Enrollment Partnership Program).

Email with your questions, or connect with Brett Johnson, Associate Director of Admissions. 

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60+ tuition-free course audit program

  • Learn more about subjects that interest you
  • Not required to do homework assignments or take exams
  • Subject to availability


Washburn University Admissions
Morgan Hall Suite 100
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

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