I-6: LIMITATIONS TO ENROLLMENT AS A NONDEGREE STUDENT

Senate Policy:  14-10, Limitations to Enrollment as a Nondegree Student

Procedure:

The Office of the University Registrar will inform nondegree students of the 30-credit maximum through a series of notifications. Warnings will be sent to students as they approach the 30-credit limit. Students who are in good academic standing must be accepted into a degree program , or self-identify as "enrichment course takers" (defined as students taking courses who do not intend to earn a degree) by informing the Registrar's office. Students who reach the 30-credit limit and take neither of these actions will be notified by the Registrar's office that they are no longer eligible to enroll in credit courses as a nondegree student. Future enrollment will be prevented by a registration hold.

Students who are not in good academic standing will be dropped from the University and may only return under the provisions of academic renewal.   Students who are dropped will be notified by the Registrar's Office.   However, the drop action will be deferred as long as the student earns a 2.01 or higher semester grade point average and he/she has the written support of the associate dean, DAA, or designate of the college/major he/she intends to enter/re-enter. 

Enrichment course takers may continue taking courses in nondegree regular status beyond the 30-credit limit as long as they maintain a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.   If their cumulative grade point average drops below a 2.00, they will be dropped from the University and notified by the Registrar's office.

Nondegree conditional students must achieve a semester grade point average of 2.01 or higher each semester they are enrolled in that status. The Registrar's Office will, at the end of each semester, notify nondegree conditional students whose semester GPAs were 2.00 or lower that they have been dropped from the university and may only return under the provisions of academic renewal.

Senate Policy:  14-10, Limitations to Enrollment as a Nondegree Student

Approved: ACUE (8-2-07)
Revised: ACUE (6-5-08)
Revised: ACUE (10-4-12)

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