Applying to UofL
The first step is to apply to UofL, which requires an application and a non-refundable $25 application fee.
There are two ways we categorize students: degree seeking and non-degree seeking. Based on your goals and reasons for returning to school, we will first want you to decide if you are seeking a degree.
I want to pursue a degree
If you have decided to pursue a degree, your first route may be to apply as a transfer student. This means you have never attended UofL, but have previous college work.
- Transfer student: you will need to complete a transfer student application and request all official transcripts from every institution you have attended. For directions on how to request your transcripts, please see our Senior Citizen FAQs.
- Once admitted, you will be required to complete orientation and academic advising before you can register for classes.
If you previously attended UofL, you will want to apply as a returning student.
Returning student: as a returning student, you will not need to request your UofL transcript. There are two applications for returning students:
- If you last attended courses within less than 2 years, you will want to complete a request to reenroll.
- If you have previously attended courses as a senior citizen and sat out a semester, please complete a request to reenroll as well.
- If you last attended courses 2+ years ago, you will need to complete a new application for undergraduate admission.
I do not want to pursue a degree
If you have decided not to pursue a degree, you will want to complete one of the two applications:
Continuing Studies: this only requires an application (no transcripts needed). While the admissions process is much quicker, you will be restricted to registering for 100-level courses only. If you decide to pursue higher level courses, you will need to seek the permission of your professor and the department before you can register.
- To apply, please complete a Continuing Studies application.
- Post-baccalaureate: students who are looking to take higher-level courses (200+) may want to apply this route. We require an application as well as your official transcript showing your bachelor’s degree, meaning it could take minimum 7 business days before you are admitted. The benefit of providing your transcript is that we can use it to show you have completed the pre-requisites for your intended courses; the disadvantage of this status is that you will be charged an additional Arts & Sciences fee each semester.
*If you are UofL alum, you will not need to request your transcript.