Admissions: Taking Single Courses

Admissions:

Taking Single Courses as a Non-Degree Seeking Student

The SANS Technology Institute allows individuals to take up to two graduate courses without being enrolled in a certificate or master's degree program. The student experience of the course is precisely the same as that of a degree-seeking student. Non-degree students must satisfy all of the course requirements, including any exams or simulations, within the course term (typically three months for three credit course). Successfully completed courses can be applied for credit towards a certificate or master's program should the individual apply and matriculate within 5 years of the course completion date.

Tuition

Tuition for a single graduate course taken as a non-degree seeking student is $5,250. Corporate tuition reimbursement plans may cover courses because the SANS Technology Institute is regionally accredited. We strongly suggest reviewing your employer's tuition reimbursement requirements prior to enrolling.

Enrolling in a Single Graduate Course

To enroll in a course at the SANS Technology Institute as a non-degree student, students must complete the following steps:

  1. After you determine which graduate course you would like to take (using our Course Catalog), consider whether you wish to take the SANS Institute class at a live event or via an online modality (OnDemand, vLive, or Simulcast). Options for taking the class at a live event are located here.
  2. Complete the application at apply.sans.edu. In this application, you will indicate the graduate course you seek to take, and provide contact and demographic information.

Once we receive the documents outlined above, we will contact you to finalize the process and provide you with instructions for registration and paying the tuition for the course.

More Information

Guide for Taking a Single Course as a Non-Degree Seeking Student.

To review courses offered through SANS Technology Institute, please see the Course Catalog.

IMPORTANT: Graduate courses begin with "ISE" or "ISM" and have four digits, while training classes never use "ISE" or "ISM" and have only three digits. As an example, students would apply to take ISE 5101, not SEC 401, even though ISE 5101 incorporates SEC 401 class material.