14-00 Nondegree Students


14-10 Limitations to Enrollment as a Nondegree (Regular and Conditional) Undergraduate Student

  1. A student in nondegree status (regular or conditional) may remain in that status for a maximum of 30 credits, at which time the student must be accepted into a degree program to continue taking credit courses at Penn State.

  2. A student in nondegree conditional status must achieve a semester grade point average of 2.01 or higher every semester. If a student fails to achieve a 2.01 or higher semester grade point average, the student will be dismissed from the University at the end of that semester and may only reenter the University through the academic renewal process (as defined by Policy 58-60).

  3. If a student in nondegree status is not eligible for a degree program after completing 30 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.

  4. Nondegree conditional or regular students whose cumulative grade point average is below 2.00, who have reached the 30-credit limit, are not eligible for a degree program, and have not met the provisions in item 3, will be dismissed from the University at the end of the semester and may only re-enter the University through the academic renewal process (as defined by Policy 58-60).

  5. Nondegree regular students who have reached the 30-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.

I-6: Limitations to Enrollment as a Nondegree Student

Initial Legislation: 4/28/87
Revised: 2/29/00
Revised: 12/3/02
Revised: 1/31/06
Revised: 3/18/08
Revised: 3/13/12