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Who is eligible for NDS?

Non-Degree Studies students may register for a maximum course load of 8 hours per semester on a space available basis. Students may choose from any on campus and/or distance education courses.

To be eligible for NDS, prospective students must:

  • have graduated from high school at least one year before beginning enrollment
    Note: Currently enrolled high-school students may be eligible for the AEO program .
  • be eligible to return to any previous institution(s) attended.
  • maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at all times to remain eligible to continue.
  • have accumulated less than 30 hours of total credit as a Non-Degree student. NDS students are limited to a total of 30 hours of credit in NDS status. Student with 29 hours attempted will be allowed to register for the next term even if their enrollment in that future term will exceed the 30 hour limit, but they will not be activated for any subsequent terms once they have accumulated or exceeded 30 hours of credit.

Please note: If you have been previously admitted and enrolled into a DEGREE-SEEKING PROGRAM and wish to readmit into that program, you are not eligible for Non-Degree Studies.  Please visit the Readmission into Degree-Seeking Programs information page for more information.

For more details, please see the NDS Enrollment rule.