Non-degree applicants are considered part-time and are permitted to schedule a maximum of 11.5 undergraduate credits per quarter. Applicants who are considered non-degree students include:
Note: Non-degree students are required to have a high school diploma or GED equivalency. International students must provide a copy of their I-20 from their current institution to enroll as a non-degree student.
Federal and State Financial Aid is Not Available to NONM (Non-matriculated) Students.
The Exploratory Studies option is a retention-minded, non-matriculated (non-degree) option which is intended to give Academically Dismissed undergraduates a “second chance,” and help them get themselves on-track to pursue acceptance into an undergraduate degree program at Drexel. Limiting maximum course loads (two courses per term, maximum) and imposing strict academic progress goals, geared toward improving their cumulative GPA to a 2.00 within 3 consecutive terms, provides an opportunity for EXST students to achieve “Good Academic Standing” and be accepted into another degree program.* Students may only be admitted into the EXST option through Goodwin College and will be required to maintain frequent contact with their Academic Advisor.
*Acceptance into a degree program is at the discretion of the college offering the intended program.
Undergraduate NONM students may not be readmitted to Goodwin College as NONM if:
Undergraduate Non-matriculated status (particularly for students intending to pursue matriculation) is a probationary status. An “Academically Dismissed” decision for NONM students shall be viewed as a strong indication of academic apathy and/or the student’s inability to handle college-level work. Students may appeal the decision in writing by sending a letter to the Director of Student Services for Goodwin College. These appeals will be considered at the earliest possible opportunity. However, students may not be considered for readmission for the term in which they were “Academically Dismissed” and will likely miss at least one term of school.
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