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. Effective Summer 2018, non-degree seeking students with previously earned undergraduate degrees at Temple will have their coursework transcripted under the NU (NonDegree Continuing Undergrad) level.

Enrolling as a non-degree undergraduate student:
For an applicant who intends to enroll in undergraduate courses as a non-degree student:

  • The applicants must have earned a high school diploma or a G.E.D. certificate.
  • An applicant who 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.
  • An applicant with a previously earned undergraduate degree at Temple who intends to enroll as a non-degree student must contact the Office of Continuing Studies to begin the enrollment process. Grades earned in non-degree coursework will not count toward or against the previously earned undergraduate cumulative grade point average at Temple University.
  • An applicant must satisfy all prerequisite requirements and other restrictions placed on courses by the academic departments offering the courses.

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 (attempted or earned) credits. Non-degree seeking undergraduate students accepted into an undergraduate degree program may count their non-degree credits toward their residency requirements. Credits earned at Temple as a non-degree student cannot be counted towards eligibility for the 45+ GenEd.

For all non-degree seeking students:
Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for priority registration. Likewise, many academic policies do not apply to non-degree students. Additionally, non-degree seeking undergraduate students are not permitted to take more than 11 credits during their semester. More information can be found in the Office of Continuing Studies.