Non-Degree Registration

Visiting Students (those not seeking a degree from the University of St. Thomas) can register for summer classes at the University. Credits easily transfer to most institutions; how to request a transcript.

Financial aid is not available for non-degree students.

Non-Degree Enrollment

Non-degree students must complete the non-degree application to enroll for the summer and be assigned a registration time ticket.

Please review the Non-degree Enrollment Policy before completing the enrollment form. You may be required to request approval to take courses from the Office of Admissions.

Registration Dates

Registration begins five (5) business days prior to each term

Term Registration Begins Maximum Credits Classes Begin
Fall 2024 Aug. 28, 2024 8 Sept. 4, 2024
J-term 2025 Dec. 17, 2024 4 Jan. 2, 2025
Spring 2025 Jan. 24, 2025 8 Feb. 3, 2025
Summer 2025 Feb 28, 2025 16* May 28, 2025

Available Classes

View available classes in Classfinder.

  1. Click on the term you wish
  2. Click on undergraduate subject areas (all) link
  3. Click on the view selections button

Registering for Courses

Please make sure you have claimed your St. Thomas account (received your username and password) before attempting to register for courses.

You should register or submit schedule revisions using Murphy Online, the St. Thomas online registration system. (You will be required to enter your St. Thomas username and password to use Murphy Online.) Beginning with your assigned early registration time until the end of the online registration period (this varies by class), you may register online through Murphy Online. After that time you will need to submit a PDF/paper Change in Registration form to the Registrar's Office.

NOTE: Once non-degree registration begins, you will be notified via email with your registration results.

Change in Registration (add/drop) PDF Form

When to use a Change in Registration (add/drop) PDF Form instead of Murphy Online:

  • To register for course that is full
  • To submit a registration once online registration is closed
  • To change a course to an audit
  • To register for an independent study course

All Change in Registration forms must be delivered or emailed to the Office of Student Data and Registrar or the change (add/drop/withdrawal) is not valid. The form is dated when received and that date determines any tuition refund. See academic calendars for class deadlines and refund schedule.

You can deliver forms via email, fax, or bring them in person to the Office of Student Data and Registrar Welcome Desk located in The Center for Student Achievement in Murray-Herrick Hall. There is also a drop box near the Welcome Desk for after-hours drop-off.

Prerequisites, Closed, and Waitlisted Courses

Prerequisites are listed within course descriptions on Classfinder. Click on an individual class to view detailed information, including the schedule and course description.

  • English, mathematics, modern and classical languages, physics and statistics courses often have prerequisites. Please contact the course instructor to verify you have met all requirements and obtain permission to enroll in a class that has a prerequisite.
  • If the course is a College of Business course (ACCT, FINC, MGMT, BLAW, BETH, MKTG, OPMT), you will need to contact the Opus Undergraduate Programs office at to receive authorization to register.

Instructor signatures are required on the Change in Registration form to enroll into courses that are closed, waitlisted or if it has pre-and co-requisites that you have not taken here at the University of St. Thomas.

Office of Admissions:
A maximum of 24 credits taken at the University of St. Thomas as non-degree status may be applied to any degree program. A non-degree student who wishes to change status and pursue a degree program must apply for admission.

Tuition and Fees

The Business Office provides information on Tuition and Fees. Classes may have additional fees such as laboratory fees, music lessons, or other fees associated with classes such as some business and computer courses, technology fee(s), activity fee(s).


All students must participate in eBilling, as statements are produced in electronic format only. The University of St. Thomas does not send paper billing statements. Student eBills are produced monthly. As a courtesy, an email message will be sent to the St. Thomas student email address.

Students gain access to the eBill via Murphy Online (Student Services>Student Accounts>View Bill and/or Make Payment). Students are able to view account activity, make payments via ACH or by credit card (check or cash payments are accepted at the Business Office).

For additional information please read more about eBilling or contact the Business Office.

After Registration

First-day Attendance Policy:
All students must confirm their registered place in a class by attending class on the first day. Students who do not attend class on the first day may be dropped from the course by the instructor. Students are responsible for their enrollment status and should not rely on an instructor to drop them from a class if they do not plan to attend and complete the course. Students who fail to officially withdraw from a course that they do not attend will be responsible for the tuition and fees associated with the enrollment.

Health Insurance:
All students are required by federal law to carry health insurance coverage. If you do not have health insurance coverage, resource information can be found on the Health Insurance page.

ID Card Office:
Once you are registered for class(es) you may obtain a free picture identification card at the Card Office.

Parking Services:
For parking permit or bus pass questions, call (651) 962-7275 or stop in to Anderson Student Center, room 253.

St. Paul Campus, (651) 962-6850 (Murray-Herrick Campus Center - lower level).
Minneapolis Campus, (651) 962-4340 (Terrence Murphy Hall - 1st Floor)
General Information Line/Switchboard, (651) 962-5000.

Grades and Transcripts

Canvas and Viewing Final Grades:
To obtain access to Canvas or to view final grades, you must use your Network ID and Network Password. If you need assistance, please contact the ITS Tech Desk.

Request an Official Transcript:
Visiting students may request official transcripts that are delivered online or in paper form. Please review all the details, costs, and ordering options before requesting your transcript. How to request a transcript.