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Undergraduate Nondegree Students

There are two categories of undergraduate nondegree enrollment (policy 02-80, 14-00):

Nondegree-Regular: Any person having received a high school diploma or its equivalent may be permitted to register as a nondegree regular student. There are no specific enrollment limitations associated with this student status.

  • To enroll as a nondegree student, complete an Undergraduate Nondegree Enrollment Form and return the form to the Registrar's office at the campus you plan to attend.
  • Limited to a maximum of 30 credits while in this status (policy 14-10).
  • All nondegree students register on a space available basis.
  • Enrollment as a nondegree student does not imply admission to the University.

Nondegree-Conditional: Any student who has been dropped from degree status by Penn State or any other college or university because of unsatisfactory scholarship may be permitted to register as a nondegree-conditional student. Restrictions are applied to students registering in a nondegree-conditional status.

  • May register for a maximum of 12 credits per semester (audit credits are included in the 12 credit limit).
  • Limited to a maximum of 30 credits while in this status (policy 14-10).
  • Must achieve a semester grade-point average of 2.01 or higher each semester enrolled in this status.
  • Nondegree-conditional students are not eligible for financial aid; housing in the residence halls might not be available; and other privileges may be restricted.
  • If additional information is needed, contact the Registrar's office at any campus.
  • Nondegree-conditional students are limited to a maximum of 10 credits of late drop, including any drop credits incurred previously (policy 34-89).