14-00 Nondegree Students
14-10 Limitations to Enrollment as a Nondegree Student
Revisions to Policy 14-10 were approved by the Senate on March 13, 2012.
Implementation pending ACUE action. To view revisions, see the legislative report.
- A student in nondegree status (regular or conditional) may remain in that status for a maximum of 40 credits, at which time the student must be accepted into a degree program to continue taking credit courses at Penn State.
- If a student in nondegree status is not eligible for a degree program after completing 40 credits in that status, s/he may continue to take credit courses at Penn State only as long as a semester grade point average of more than 2.00 continues to be earned and the student has the written support of the major s/he intends to enter or re-enter. In this situation, the student must enter a degree program immediately upon reaching eligibility.
- Nondegree conditional or regular students whose cumulative grade point average is below 2.00, who have reached the 40-credit limit, are not eligible for a degree program, and have not met the provisions in item 2, can only resume taking credit courses by re-entering the University through the academic renewal process (as defined by Policy 58-60).
- Nondegree regular students who have reached the 40-credit limit, are in good academic standing (defined as at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average), and do not intend to earn a degree may self-identify and continue taking credit courses at Penn State as an “enrichment course taker” for as long as a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.00 is maintained.
Initial Legislation: 4/28/87