Regular: An individual who is admitted to a degree program is defined as a regular student and is classified according to the total number of semester credits completed.
A regular student may enroll either full time or part time for any given semester.
Nondegree: An individual who is not admitted to a degree program is defined as a nondegree student. Individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree are not eligible for nondegree status. A nondegree student may register for a maximum of eight undergraduate-level semester credits (or equivalent) in classroom instruction in one semester. This includes students in noncredit courses and those students registered as auditors. Although there is no limit to the number of credits that may be earned as a nondegree student, a maximum of 30 semester credits is acceptable toward a baccalaureate degree. Nondegree students are not eligible for financial aid, including student loans.
All nondegree students are governed by university regulations, including academic probation and dismissal, and are encouraged to seek official admission at the earliest possible date.
Nondegree students may also register in courses offered through the Division of Continuing Education and in correspondence study.
Auditor: Students who wish to enroll for no credit may register as auditors with the approval of the instructor and the department offering the course. While no credit or grade may be earned, auditors may, at the discretion of the instructor, receive the same class privileges as other students. Please note that not all departments allow students to audit their courses.
Auditing students whose performance in class is considered unsatisfactory may be withdrawn from the university, if a written authorization, signed by the instructor, department chairman and college dean, is filed in the Office of Admissions and Records. Auditors are not eligible to receive financial aid, including student loans.