Students who wish to enroll in courses pertaining to their personal interest and who have not been admitted into a degree seeking program would be considered a "special student".
To be admitted as a non-degree seeking, or special student, you must:
- Understand that acceptance into this category does not constitute acceptance into a degree granting program, however, students may follow a program of study.
- Have sufficient educational background to qualify for the course or courses in which enrollment is sought. Non-degree seeking students can only enroll in courses where required prerequisites are met. You do not need to be a high school graduate or have completed the GED. Such students may take courses, receive grades, and earn credits like other students. Grades and credits become part of the student's permanent academic record at Edinboro University. However, these credits will not be accepted toward a degree at Edinboro until the student has received a high school diploma or demonstrated equivalency.
- Understand that Special Students will be given second priority to degree candidates for available class seats.
- Accept personal responsibility for the applicability of credits earned while registered in this category.
- Understand that you are subject to the same rules and regulations of the University as other students. A grade of "C" or above in each course is expected.
- Understand that students in this non-degree category cannot be considered for federal or state financial aid.
Please note: A non-degree student may register for no more than 7 credits each semester and may complete a maximum equivalent of one academic year, or 32 semester credits at Edinboro University. Upon completion of 32 semester credits, if the student wishes to pursue a degree at Edinboro University, they must meet all entrance requirements outlined in the University Catalog before being considered for degree seeking status.
All credits are applicable toward an Edinboro degree following formal acceptance by the Admissions Office. Each student seeking degree status must submit a degree application form, appropriate high school and post-secondary transcripts, and results of their progress as special students.