Non-Candidate for Degree Students

Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree and/or are interested in taking a few classes for personal enrichment, continuing education, or teacher's certification are considered Non-Candidate for Degree (NCFD) students.

You can be considered as a non-candidate for degree student if:

  • You have already earned a bachelor's degree and are interested in taking a few classes for personal enrichment, continuing education, or teacher's certification.
  • You have been out of high school or college for five or more years and are not eligible to be admitted as a freshman or transfer student. Admitted NCFD students interested in becoming degree-seeking must complete 24 or more credits with a grade of C or better to be considered for degree-seeking status.

NCFD Admission Process

  1. Meet with an Admissions Counselor (optional).
  2. Submit a completed application for admission.
  3. For Teacher's Certification students only: Submit official copies of transcripts/proof of degree (from all schools previously attended) to the Office of Admissions. For students having earned a bachelor's degree - submit a copy of your proof of degree (diploma) or transcripts which list the degree awarded. For students who have not attended college/university - submit high school transcripts, ACT/SAT scores (if available).
  4. Submit all supporting documents with your application. This includes rèsumès and letters of recommendation.
  5. You will be notified of a decision within two weeks of application submission.

Eligibility for Financial Aid

Non-Candidate for Degree (NCFD) students are not eligible to receive financial aid.