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 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.
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.