Information for Non-degree seeking students
Non-Degree Admission Checklist
Definitions of Non-Degree Seeking Students
It is helpful to understand that there are two "types" of non-degree seeking student in order to get the best advisement and financial aid services
A Pre-Requisite Seeking student is someone who is not eligible to begin a predefined curriculum/program because they have required courses they need to successfully complete to start a program. This student cannot enroll in courses that are a part of the curriculum/program for which they are attempting to qualify. This student should only be taking the required coursework in preparation for the program. This person has limited access to student aid programs.
A Non-Degree Seeking student is someone who is at the college taking courses for personal fulfillment or coursework not specific to a degree. A person seeking to increase their GPA (or their credit totals) in hopes of gaining access to a program is a non-degree seeking student. A student in this situation may pursue any coursework they choose and it is up to the College to decide if this coursework may be applied towards a degree. Non-degree coursework usually does not apply towards a residency requirement for undergrad curriculum/programs and the transfer credit and completion policies must be considered for graduate curriculum/programs. This person has no access to student aid programs.
Undergraduate applicants: No official transcripts needed.
Graduate applicants: Request official transcripts (in original sealed envelope from the school):
Mail transcripts to: The College of St. Scholastica Office of Graduate and Extended Studies Admissions, 1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811.
Complete the Online Application:
- Select Graduate or Undergraduate
- Complete all fields on application
Upon receipt of all application materials, the application will be processed and sent to a department representative for admission consideration.
Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.