Graduate Nonmatriculated Enrollment Policy

Graduate Nonmatriculated Enrollment Policy


School for Graduate Studies and School of Nursing and Allied Health


Director of Graduate Student and Academic Services


Graduate Studies



Effective Date:


Implementation History:

Revised May 30, 2019.


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Background Information:


Defines enrollment for student not seeking a degree


Nonmatriculated: nondegree study; not admitted to a graduate program


A student may wish to engage in graduate-level study with no intention to earn a degree. For example, a student may want to stay current in the field, or earn credit that will count toward a degree at another college or university.


  1. The following applies to nonmatriculated study:
    1. Study is limited to no more than four graduate courses (up to 12 credit hours)in the School for Graduate Studies or three graduate courses in the School of Nursing and Allied Health if the student is in good academic and financial standing.
    2. The student may enroll in a limited selection of courses offered each term.
    3. An official transcript must be provided verifying completion of a bachelor’s degree or higher level degree from a regionally accredited institution prior to registration as a nonmatriculated student.
  2. If a student begins as nonmatriculated and is later admitted to a degree or certificate program, only those courses appropriate to the degree or certificate program are eligible to be counted toward degree or certificate program.
  3. Although successful completion of courses as a nonmatriculated student will be considered in admissions decisions, it does not automatically qualify an individual for admission.
  4. Nonmatriculated students are not eligible for financial aid.
  5. Active status is determined by the Graduate Minimum Study Policy.

Students may appeal any decision made about nonmatriculated enrollment as outlined in the academic appeals policy and procedures.

Applicable Legislation and Regulations

Related References, Policies, Procedures, Forms and Appendices

  1. Graduate Admissions Policy
  2. Graduate Minimum Study Policy
  3. Academic Appeals Policy and Procedures