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Undergraduate Non-matriculated Enrollment Options

UG, NONM (Non-matriculated students)

Prospective undergraduate students may be admitted to Goodwin College with non-matriculated status for one of the following reasons:

  • Applicant is taking courses for personal or professional development.
  • Applicant is taking courses toward the completion of a certificate program.
  • Student is enrolled in another college or university taking courses at Drexel, which will be transferred back to their “home” institution.1
  • Student already earned an undergraduate degree and is taking prerequisite courses for acceptance into a graduate program at Drexel or at another college or university. (It is the student’s responsibility to check with their intended graduate program to ensure that any credits taken are transferable.)
  • Applicant has no prior college experience, is taking courses with the intent of ultimately matriculating.2
  • Applicant has prior college experience but is not accepted for matriculation, yet desires to take courses with the intent to matriculate.2

Non-matriculating undergraduate students are considered part-time and are permitted to schedule a maximum of 11.5 credits per term.  They should be advised every term about course selection and their academic progress.

Qualified, undergraduate, non-matriculated students may take courses during the day, in the evening, on Saturdays or Online.  Tuition for evening and Saturday courses are substantially reduced and tuition on all courses for non-matriculated and part-time students is calculated by the credit hour.

All non-matriculated undergraduate students must see their Advisor to apply for matriculated status.

1International students must provide a copy of their I-20 from their current institution in order to be eligible for undergraduate non-matriculated status.

2Non-matriculated undergraduate students typically must earn 24 Drexel credits before they will be reviewed for acceptance to a degree program.  Acceptance is at the discretion of the college offering the intended program.  Be sure to discuss this with your Advisor before scheduling courses.

Federal and State Financial Aid is Not Available to NONM (Non-matriculated) Students

Readmission for UG, NONM (Non-matriculated students)

Undergraduate NONM students may not be readmitted to Goodwin College as NONM if:

  • the student has more than 30 institutional credits
  • the student maintained a 1.99 or lower cumulative GPA
  • the student maintained a 1.99 or lower term GPA
  • there are “student holds” e.g. billing, that will impede readmission
  • the student was dismissed due to academic dishonesty or any misconduct that violates the University’s Student Code of Conduct

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. 

Undergraduate NONM students may not be readmitted to Goodwin College as NONM if:

  • the student has more than 30 institutional credits
  • the student maintained a 1.99 or lower cumulative GPA
  • the student maintained a 1.99 or lower term GPA
  • there are “student holds” e.g. billing, that will impede readmission
  • the student was dismissed due to academic dishonesty or any misconduct that violates the University’s Student Code of Conduct

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. 

EXST (Exploratory Studies)

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.  Exploratory Studies is not currently available as an online option.

Criteria

Applicant must be within range to improve their Drexel cumulative GPA to a minimum of 2.00 within 3 consecutive terms, assuming maximum term grade point averages of 3.00.

Applicant can take no more than two courses (maximum) per term.

Applicant must have completed all Drexel courses with a valid letter grade.  Any incomplete or in progress grades must be resolved before reinstatement through Exploratory Studies can be considered.

*Acceptance into a degree program is at the discretion of the college offering the intended program. 



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