Undergraduate Nonmatriculated Student Status Policy

Undergraduate nonmatriculated students are those students who enroll in courses or examinations but have not applied for admission to nor been accepted into a specific degree program at Thomas Edison State University. Nonmatriculated students do not receive advisement services, and may not apply for graduation. Only a matriculated student may be awarded a degree. Generally, there is no limit to the number of courses or credit hours a student in nonmatriculated status may earn; however, some schools may put a limit on the number of credit courses a student may take as an undergraduate nonmatriculated student. Additionally, undergraduate nonmatriculated students may be restricted from enrolling in selected courses by the schools.

Undergraduate nonmatriculated students are governed by the policies in effect at the time of their course registration. Should a nonmatriculated student choose to enroll in the University and pursue a degree program, courses and credits earned at Thomas Edison State University while an undergraduate nonmatriculated student will be evaluated based on the policies and degree requirements in place at the time the nonmatriculated student enrolls in a specific degree program. All students are governed by the curriculum and policies in place at the time the student becomes matriculated into a specific degree program.