Academic Enrichment Studies

Academic Enrichment Studies offers you the flexibility to take courses of interest to you at a discounted rate without dedicating yourself to a degree program.

If you are a transient student (someone enrolled as a degree candidate at another institution), you can request to take a course on the University of Dayton's campus or via distance learning through Academic Enrichment Studies. You should be in good academic standing at your home institution. It's wise to check with your dean before registering to ensure your home institution will grant credit for a course taken at UD.


All of our professional and continuing education programs are specifically designed to help you achieve your individual educational goals as a nontraditional, part-time student. Academic Enrichment Studies allows you to take classes at a discounted rate, making an already affordable education easier to manage financially.

The cost per credit hour for classes taken through Academic Enrichment Studies is discounted 40 percent off the regular undergraduate tuition rate. Whether you take one class at a time or several classes in one semester, the cost per credit hour is the same.

Apply and Register

There is no application process for Academic Enrichment Studies. To study through this program, you must simply register for classes following the steps below. Please note these steps only apply to students in the Academic Enrichment Studies program. Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students should follow the registration process in Porches.

Step 1: Check the Catalog for classes of interest. Remember the code and title of any classes in which you would like to enroll.

Step 2: Visit the dynamic schedule and enter your class(es) of interest to verify they are available for the upcoming term. Note which section of the class you wish to take.

Step 3: Register for your desired class(es) by completing the registration form (.pdf) and mailing it to our office or submitting the online registration form. You will need the course code, section number and title (which are found in step 2) to complete the form. It may be helpful to have the dynamic schedule available while completing the registration form.

For registration deadlines for each term, contact the registration office at 937-229-4131.


If you have registration questions, contact:
Office of Registration
St. Mary's Hall Room 411
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1668

937-229-4131 (undergraduate)
937-229-3723 (graduate)

If you have general questions about Academic Enrichment Studies, contact:
Julie Mitchell
Director, Special Programs and Continuing Education
University of Dayton
300 College Park Drive
Dayton, OH 45469-7011