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Non-Degree Student Admissions

Expand your knowledge and skills at San Juan College.


Want to take classes at San Juan College without committing to a degree? Our non-degree admissions allow you to access San Juan College's classes, supportive faculty, and resources without enrolling in a degree or certificate program. This is a flexible option if you want to take courses for:

Read on to learn more about our non-degree student admissions and how to apply.


Discover San Juan College

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Explore our Courses

Use the San Juan College Catalog to see our broad class offerings. Take classes in public speaking, biology, calculus, and more!

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Preview Our Programs

Even if you're not planning to earn a degree, we encourage you to explore our programs using our Program Finder. You might discover a new interest or career path that aligns with your passions and skills.

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Ready to see what makes SJC such a special place to learn and grow? Come take a tour of our campus and see for yourself! We can even customize a tour for you and your family.

How to Apply as a Non-Degree Seeking Student

Apply to San Juan College as a non-degree student if you will be taking classes at SJC but will not be pursuing a degree or certificate.

Get access to the SJC application system by creating an admissions account. All you need is your name, email address, and birthdate.

Create an Admissions Account

To start your free application to SJC, log in with your admissions account and begin filling out the required information. You can save your progress and return to complete the application at a later time. Once you submit, you're done!

At SJC, there is no official deadline to submit your application. With this rolling admission process, the sooner you apply, the sooner you can register for courses. Once submitted, your application will remain valid for one year.

Our admissions team typically processes applications within 1-2 business days, but it may take a few days longer during periods of high volume.

Begin Your Application

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Paying for Your Courses

Take advantage of SJC's affordable tuition and fees as a non-degree student. We offer in-state tuition for New Mexico residents and various payment options to make your education accessible. Whether you prefer to pay upfront or need to set up a payment plan, we can help you find the best option for your budget. 

Non-Degree Student Admission FAQs

Non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid. 

Tuition Rates

Payment Options


Yes! If you want to earn a degree or certificate, you'll need to meet the requirements for degree-seeking admission. 

Degree Seeking Requirements

You will reapply to San Juan College as a readmission student.

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Phone: (505) 566-3320

West Classroom Complex, Room 1911

M-F: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.