General Interest

General Interest Students

Interested in taking a course or two at KPU?  No problem!  KPU provides General Interest students the opportunity to complete up to 12 credits of undergraduate coursework without applying to KPU.  The General Interest option is for non-credential-seeking students. Students who intend to complete more than 12 credits, should contact the Future Students' Office or Office of International Recruitment & Admissions to begin the admission process to KPU. Former students who wish to resume their previous studies should contact Academic Advising to discuss the process for re-applying. 

Registration for General interest begins on the first day of classes, is only active for one term, and limited to 4 undergraduate credits per term (to a maximum of 12 credits overall).

Here are your next steps:

  1.  Choose What Course You’ll Take

Look at the course search timetable to check availability of the course you are interested in completing.

  1. Submit the General Interest Registration Form

Access the General Interest Registration form online. Students may submit their completed form beginning on the 15th of the month prior to start of term (ie. August 15 for Fall classes), until the published Add/Drop deadline.

Submit the completed form to or any Student Enrolment Services (SES) office for processing. Once SES has processed your form, you will be provided with your log-in details, but registration access will begin on the first day of classes.

  1. Log-in to Online Self-Service & Register

Registration access will begin on the first day of classes. To log in to Online Self-Service you will need the following credentials:

  • User ID: Your KPU student email address (
  • Default Password: your birthdate in the following format: DDMonYYYY (i.e. September 01, 1999 will be 01Sep1999). You should change your password after logging in for the first time.

Please refer to the Registration Guide for instructions on How to Register.

Note: To register for a course with a pre-requisite, you will need to request permission from the instructor teaching the course.  Permission is at the discretion of the instructor.  Enrolment is not guaranteed if the course is full.     

Further information regarding General Interest can be found in AR2 Admission Policy and Procedures.