The School of Forest Resources & Conservation is pleased to offer several options for place-bound individuals seeking to broaden their education. Because SFRC is offering these programs online, busy professionals and students at remote locations will have a unique opportunity to meet their academic goals without the difficulty and expense of interrupting their careers and moving from their current locations. They will have the opportunity to interact with experienced faculty and to build a learning community with fellow students, even from afar.
Individuals seeking to enhance their careers or academic backgrounds by enrolling in courses without applying to the programs may do so on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis. The SFRC permits non-degree registrations in all of our online courses.
Steps to becoming a non-degree student:
- Plan ahead! Begin this process at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the semester you are registering for.
- Choose your course(s).
- Complete and submit the EEP or State Employee Tuition Waiver, if applicable.Note: Distance Learning Fees cannot be waived.
- Complete the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences non-degree application. Be sure to indicate the correct program and ONLY the courses you intend to register for in the current semester. You do not need to claim Florida residency because our online courses are exempt from out-of-state fees.
- If you have not registered with UF before: approximately 12-24 hours after you receive an approval email, create a Gatorlink account using your assigned UFID number.
- Login to ISIS to clear all registration holds. You cannot be registered until you complete this step. The Distance Education Coordinator will contact you with additional instructions on how to register for your course(s). Note that registration after the published Drop/Add deadline may incur a $100 late registration fee.
- Pay fees on or before the published deadline for the semester. You will be fee liable for all credits remaining on your schedule after the published end of drop/add! There are few exceptions to this rule.
Non-degree coursework taken at UF at the graduate level (up to 15 credits) is eligible for transfer into subsequent graduate degrees at the discretion of the program, advisor, and/or Graduate Coordinator.