Non-Degree Students

While CWI offers a number of degree and certificate programs, we realize not every student coming to CWI plans to complete a degree. We are a great place for university students to take lower-division transfer classes at a fraction of the cost. We also serve a number of students who are interested in taking individual courses for professional development or personal enjoyment.

What is a Non-Degree Seeking Student?

  • A non-degree seeking student is enrolled for college credit classes, but is not working towards a college degree at CWI. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid.
  • Students who have not completed the degree-seeking admissions requirements and have not been admitted by the admission deadline may register as non-matriculated/ non-degree seeking students through the registration deadline.
  • We accept applications throughout the year, however admission deadlines vary each semester. Please refer to the academic calendar for admission deadlines.

Minimum Requirements

1. Complete the Application for Admission

Note: You only need to complete and submit the application for admission one time to apply at CWI.

2. Pay Tuition

You can pay tuition with cash, credit card, payment plan, or sponsor payment. Please note that non-degree seeking students are not eligible for federal financial aid.

  • Online: Pay online by Visa, MasterCard, or Discover by logging into myCWI
    • Please note: You will not be able to login to your myCWI until you receive your acceptance letter with login information in the mail.
  • Mail: Make your check payable to: College of Western Idaho. Write your student identification number on the bottom left of the check and mail it to:

    College of Western Idaho
    One Stop Student Services
    MS 3000
    PO Box 3010
    Nampa, ID 83653
  • In Person: Come see us in person at any One Stop Student Services Location or call us at 208.562.3000 with your credit card information.

3. Recommended Items

Note: Some CWI courses have required prerequisites. Though not required for non-degree admission, it is recommended students also provide the following items for course placement and prerequisite requirements:

  • Provide recent (within 3 years of the first day of class) ACT test scores, SAT test scores, and/or CWI Math and English placement scores. .
  • Provide a transcript from an accredited high school (only if your SAT/ACT scores are on it- if not, you do not need to submit a high school transcript).
  • Provide official/ unofficial college or university transcripts from regionally accredited institutions.