First Time Non-Degree and Visiting Students
Non-degree enrollment status is designed for students who wish to take courses but do not plan to pursue a degree. Non-degree students are part-time students who may typically not qualify for institutional scholarships and they are expected to enroll in no more than six credits (two courses) per term.
Students without formal admission who are interested in enrolling in one or more courses at Leighton University may be eligible to take classes as non-degree seeking or “visiting” students.
As a non-degree student, you will receive Leighton University course credit and a grade. If you decide to enroll at Leighton as a degree-seeking student at a later date, earned credits may be applied to your plan of study, depending on the degree program in which you are enrolled. Grades earned as a non-degree are included in your permanent Leighton GPA.
Once admitted, you should contact the Office of the Registrar for your Registration PIN, which will allow you to register for classes online. The Office of the Registrar can also provide additional information, such as course prerequisites, withdrawing, etc. Some courses are closed to non-degree students. As a non-degree student, you will receive Leighton University course credit and a grade. If you decide to enroll at Leighton as a degree-seeking student at a later date, earned credits may be applied to your plan of study, depending on the degree program in which you are enrolled. Grades earned as a non-degree are included in your permanent Leighton GPA.
If you want to enroll in a class for credit, but are not admitted into a degree program at Leighton University, you may enroll as a non-degree-seeking student. Complete the following steps to register.
Creating / Re-Activating Non-Degree Student Account
Before you can register can register you must active/reactivate your student record. After you submit the form, you will receive an automated email receipt of the information you submitted and the form will be routed to the University for processing. You do not need to submit the form multiple times.
Please allow up to 3 business days for your record to be activated. Each request must be reviewed and processed by University staff. You will receive an email with your University student ID number, which will allow you to move on to step 3 of this process.
Not that the the automated email receipt you receive from submitting the activation request form is different than the confirmation email you will receive from University staff.
Once you have your University student ID number, follow direction to claim your University Internet ID and account. Your Internet ID gives you access to the University’s online systems, including University email and My.Leighton, the University's student portal. Keep the email message for future reference if you forget or misplace your student ID or access to the systems.
Once you receive the message regarding the creation/re-activation of your student account, initiate your Internet ID, log in to My.Leighton. There you can:
- Update your personal information
- Access your University issued email address
- Register for classes
- Verify the details of your registration
- Pay your bill
- Get transcripts
Make sure that your personal information is up to date so that you do not miss out on mail or important email notifications from the University.
There are two ways to register for a class: online through the My.Leighton which is found on Iniversity's website under the Main Tabs (after completing steps 1-4 of this process), or by completing the Registration and Add/Form. You can only register during the open enrollment period.