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Non-Degree Seeking Enrollment 2019-2020 Catalog Year

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Non-degree seeking enrollment allows a student to enroll in courses on a space available basis and has been established for those individuals who do not have an immediate intention to pursue a degree program. Former FGCU degree seeking students who have not completed a degree program will not normally be permitted to enroll in a non-degree seeking category. Successful completion of courses while in this classification does not provide a basis for regular admission at a later date. Students seeking graduate courses on a non-degree-seeking basis are considered Post-Baccalaureate (Post-Bac) and should reference Graduate Admissions requirements.

Students enrolling in this classification are subject to the following regulations:

  1. Non-degree seeking students are subject to the same University rules and regulations as degree seeking students.
  2. International students may only enroll as non-degree seeking students with permission from the University due to limitations of certain visa statuses and federal regulations.
  3. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible to receive financial aid.
  4. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible to stay in University housing or to receive University honors.
  5. A degree seeking student denied admission to FGCU may not subsequently enroll as a non-degree seeking student. This restriction will be waived if the student subsequent to the denial from FGCU has completed a degree program or has been a student in good academic standing at another postsecondary institution. Official transcripts will be required in these cases.
  6. A non-degree seeking student dismissed from the University will not be eligible for
    admission as a degree seeking student.
  7. A non-degree seeking student is limited to 15 credit hours of undergraduate coursework. A college may waive this restriction for students wishing to enter specific degree programs in special circumstances.
  8. Hours taken at FGCU as a non-degree-seeking student cannot be used to meet the 60 transferable hours required for admission as an upper division student.
  9. A non-degree seeking student must be in good academic standing at his/her previous institution (including FGCU) and eligible to return.
  10. Registration for classes is on a space-available basis; subject to any required course prerequisites and other restrictions as determined by the applicable College or Program.
  11. Registration is in accordance with the deadlines posted on the academic calendar.
  12. First-time-in-college students will not be allowed to enroll in a non-degree seeking status.
  13. Former degree seeking students at FGCU who have not completed a degree program will not normally be permitted to enroll in a non-degree seeking category.

Application Procedure

Application procedures for non-degree seeking students or transient students are provided on the undergraduate admissions website and the Office of Records and Registration website.

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