Non-Degree Seeking Students

Non-degree seeking students are those who have not been admitted formally to a degree program. For information and academic advising for non-degree seeking students, see Programs with Academic Credit in the Special Programs section of the Bulletin and the Office of Continuing Studies web site.

Non-degree seeking undergraduate students who wish to pursue a degree are required to apply for admission to a degree program before they complete 30 credits in Continuing Studies. To enroll in undergraduate courses, students must have earned a high school diploma or a G.E.D. certificate. Students who have attended another college or university must have earned at least a 2.00 GPA and provide a transcript (official or unofficial) of their previous academic work.

Prior to their enrollment, non-degree seeking students who wish to pursue a degree are required to take one or more University placement assessments. (Some transfer students may be exempt from this requirement. To find out if they are exempt or not, transfer students are strongly encouraged to seek guidance from a Continuing Studies academic advisor prior to taking placement assessments.)

Non-degree seeking undergraduate students are not permitted to take more than 11 credits during their first semester.

Non-degree seeking undergraduate students who are accepted into an undergraduate degree program may count their Temple, non-degree credits toward their residency requirements.