02-00 Classification of Undergraduate Students


Any person who has not been dismissed or suspended from any college or university for disciplinary reasons, may enroll in credit courses at The Pennsylvania State University under policies established by the University Faculty Senate in one of the following three groups:

02-20 Degree Candidates
02-50 Degree-Seeking Provisional Student
02-80 Nondegree Student

Revised Editorially: 3/2/76
Revised: 3/13/12
Revised: 4/29/14


02-20 Degree Candidates Print This Policy

A degree candidate must hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. A degree candidate may be admitted as either a baccalaureate degree candidate or an associate degree candidate if the requirements specified in Sections 05-00 and 06-00 are met. A degree candidate may become a nondegree student under conditions specified in Section 16-00.

Revised Editorially: 3/2/76
Revised: 3/13/12


02-50 Degree-Seeking Provisional Student Print This Policy

A student who is seeking to pursue either a baccalaureate or associate degree, holds a high school degree or equivalent, but does not meet all criteria specified in Sections 05-00 and 06-00 may be admitted to the University as a degree-seeking provisional student.  The individual must meet all requirements specified in Section 10-00. 

Revised Editorially: 3/2/76
Revised: 3/13/12
Revised: 8/28/12
Revised: 4/29/14


02-80 Nondegree Student Print This Policy

A person enrolled in a course who is not a degree candidate or degree-seeking provisional student is classified as a nondegree student. A nondegree student must either hold a high school diploma or its equivalent to take undergraduate courses. Exceptions may be made by the Undergraduate Admissions Office for students currently enrolled in high school (dual-enrollment students). A nondegree student may apply to enroll, if space is available, in credit courses if the requirements specified in Section 14-00 are met. A nondegree student may become a degree candidate under conditions specified in Section 18-00.

Revised Editorially: 3/2/76
Revised: 1/10/78
Revised: 5/2/78
Revised: 3/13/12

Revised Editorially: 12/5/12
Revised: 4/29/14


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