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Non-Degree Seeking Enrollment 2014-2015 Catalog Year

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Non-degree seeking enrollment allows a student to enroll in selected courses on a space available basis and has been established for those individuals who do not have an immediate intention to pursue a degree program. Former FGCU degree seeking students who have not completed a
degree program will not normally be permitted to enroll in a non-degree seeking category.
Successful completion of courses while in this classification does not provide a basis for regular admission at a later date. Students seeking graduate courses on a non-degree-seeking basis are considered Post-Baccalaureate (Post-Bac) and should reference Graduate Admissions requirements.

Students enrolling in this classification are subject to the following regulations:

  1. Non-degree seeking students are subject to the same University rules and regulations as degree seeking students.
  2. International students may only enroll as non-degree seeking students with permission from the University due to limitations of certain visa statuses and federal regulations.
  3. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible to receive financial aid.
  4. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible to stay in University housing or to receive University honors.
  5. A degree seeking student denied admission to FGCU may not subsequently enroll as a non-degree seeking student. This restriction will be waived if the student subsequent to the
    denial from FGCU has completed a degree program or has been a student in good academic standing at another postsecondary institution. Official transcripts will be required in these cases.
  6. A non-degree seeking student dismissed from the University will not be eligible for
    admission as a degree seeking student.
  7. A non-degree seeking student is limited to 15 credit hours of undergraduate coursework. A college may waive this restriction for students wishing to enter specific degree programs in special circumstances.
  8. Hours taken at FGCU as a non-degree-seeking student cannot be used to meet the 60 transferable hours required for admission as an upper division student.
  9. A non-degree seeking student must be in good academic standing at his/her previous institution (including FGCU) and eligible to return.
  10. Registration for classes is on a space-available basis; subject to any required course prerequisites and other restrictions as determined by the applicable College or Program.
  11. Registration is in accordance with the deadlines posted on the academic calendar.
  12. First time in college students will not be allowed to enroll in a non-degree seeking status.


Application Procedure

1. Non-degree-seeking students must complete a Non-Degree Application. There is a non-refundable application fee for first-time applicants. Non-degree-seeking students must have proof
of immunization (see immunization requirements, above) and complete the residency affidavit.

2. Transient students are students who attend FGCU for only one term before returning to their home institutions. These students enroll at the University as non-degree students. Transient students from other state universities do not have to pay the application fee and should use the transient student form available through Florida Virtual Campus. All other transient students should submit a Non-Degree Application.

3. Students enrolling with Senior Citizen Tuition Waivers should complete the Senior Citizen
Non-Degree application
and Senior Citizen Fee Waiver form available in the Office of The Registrar.


Teacher Certification

Students with undergraduate degrees who are returning to gain teacher certification and or
educators seeking re-certification may enroll in graduate courses on a non-degree, space-available basis, when course prerequisites are met. There is no limit to the number of credits students may earn in this category (Post Baccalaureate). However, the College of Education limits to 12 the number of hours earned while non-degree-seeking which can be applied toward a graduate degree. Furthermore, some programs within the College of Education limit to 12, the total hours a non-degree seeking student may take for any purpose.


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