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Denver Law Graduate Legal Studies also offers certificates and non-degree programs for professionals wishing to obtain specialization skills.

Non-Degree Options

You can take several Denver Law courses through the University of Denver to update or enhance your education, even if you do not intend to enroll in a formal graduate degree. You can also begin as a non-degree student to try out classes and matriculate into a degree program during a later term (restrictions apply).

You may take courses as a special-status student for credit at a regular tuition rate. Current semester credit hour tuition rates for Law courses and current quarter credit hour tuition rates for Graduate Tax courses are listed on this page.

Enrollment Details

  • You must hold a bachelor’s degree to be eligible for special status.
  • To apply, complete the special-status form with the appropriate departmental signature. You must re-apply to the appropriate graduate department each term. Proof of degree is required.
  • Once accepted, you may register with new students immediately prior to the beginning of each term (not during priority registration).
  • Some academic units do not allow special-status enrollment.
  • Admission as a special-status student does not guarantee admission to any regular DU graduate degree program.
  • Special Status students are not eligible for federal financial aid or scholarships. For information on private financing options, please go to the Office of Financial Aid’s website.
  • International applicants must demonstrate English proficiency and complete the international supplemental form.

If, at a later time, you want to enter a graduate degree program at DU, you may apply up to 15 special status quarter hours or 10 semester hours to your degree, with departmental approval. Just follow the regular graduate application requirements, including submitting the application fee, to get started.

Auditing Policies

  • All auditors are enrolled as “special status” non-degree seeking students. Auditors cannot take course examinations and cannot receive academic credit for audited courses under any circumstances. Community members may audit a course subject to classroom capacity and professor approval (or departmental approval, if auditing a Tax course).
  • The current rate per quarter credit hour for auditing Tax courses and current rate per semester credit hour for auditing Law courses is listed here.
  • Alumni of the Sturm College of Law (from any degree or certificate program) may audit one course at no charge.
  • Tax courses are cross-listed with law courses; normal CLE credit approval through CBA applies.


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University of Denver
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Denver, CO 80208