02-00 Classification of Undergraduate Students


Revisions to Policy 02-00 were approved by the Senate on April 29, 2014. Implementation pending ACUE action. To view revisions, see the legislative report.

Any person who has not been dismissed or suspended from any college or university for disciplinary reasons, may enroll in credit courses at The Pennsylvania State University under policies established by the University Faculty Senate in one ofthe following three groups:

02-20 Degree Candidates
02-50 Provisional Student
02-80 Nondegree Student

Revised Editorially: 3/2/76
Revised: 3/13/12


02-20 Degree Candidates Print This Policy

A degree candidate must hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. A degree candidate may be admitted as either a baccalaureate degree candidate or an associate degree candidate if the requirements specified in Sections 05-00 and 06-00 are met. A degree candidate may become a nondegree student under conditions specified in Section 16-00.

Revised Editorially: 3/2/76
Revised: 3/13/12


02-50 Provisional Student Print This Policy

Revisions to Policy 02-50 were approved by the Senate on April 29, 2014. Implementation pending ACUE action. To view revisions, see the legislative report.

A person who does not meet the normal criteria (entrance requirements or admission standards) for admission as a degree candidate may be accepted as a provisional student and enroll in credit courses, if space is available, to pursue a program leading to either a baccalaureate degree or an associate degree if the requirements specified in 10-00 are met. A provisional student must hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. A provisional student may become a degree candidate under conditions specified in Section 12-00. A provisional student may become a nondegree student under conditions specified in Section 16-00.

Revised Editorially: 3/2/76
Revised: 3/13/12
Revised: 8/28/12


02-80 Nondegree Student Print This Policy

Revisions to Policy 02-80 were approved by the Senate on April 29, 2014. Implementation pending ACUE action. To view revisions, see the legislative report.

A person enrolled in a course who is not a degree candidate or provisional student is classified as a nondegree student. A nondegree student must either hold a high school diploma or its equivalent to take undergraduate courses. Exceptions may be made by the Undergraduate Admissions Office for students currently enrolled in high school (dual-enrollment students). A nondegree student may apply to enroll, if space is available, in credit courses if the requirements specified in Section 14-00 are met. A nondegree student may become a degree candidate under conditions specified in Section 18-00.

Revised Editorially: 3/2/76
Revised: 1/10/78
Revised: 5/2/78
Revised: 3/13/12

Revised Editorially: 12/5/12


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