VII: Admissions and General Information
status offers the opportunity to elect courses in the College
to meet personal objectives without enrollment in a degree program.
Consideration for admission as a non-degree student is determined
by (1) certified good academic standing at another college or
university and eligibility to return and a full term lapse since
enrollment in previous institution; or (2) successful completion
of a college degree; and (3) evidence of ability to succeed in
university courses. Interested students should submit the Non-Degree
LS&A Application which is available from the Office
of Undergraduate Admissions. Applicants may also be asked to
submit an official transcript of their college work. High school
graduates not entering UM in the fall as freshmen may be considered
for non-degree admission for summer term only.
Office of Undergraduate Admissions grants admission as applications
are received. If non-degree status is granted, the student
may register for courses only on or after the first day of classes
of the term for which admission has been granted. This is
to ensure that degree seeking students have first priority in
electing courses. Non-degree students may register for any course
so long as it is open or an Electronic Override can
Registrar's Office maintains an official transcript of all courses
elected by each non-degree student. Non-degree students are subject
to the same policies that apply to degree seeking students. They
are expected to maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average to
be eligible for continued enrollment.
students plan to seek a degree from the College, they should
discuss their interests with both an admissions and an academic
advisor. Non-degree status is not changed to degree status except
by formal application through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Successful completion of work elected as a non-degree student
is considered but does not ensure admission as a degree student.
If admission as a degree student is granted, credit earned during
enrollment as a non-degree student may be applied toward a degree;
it is considered in-residence credit (see Residence
Policy in Chapter IV) and earns honor points.
dismissed from the College for unsatisfactory academic performance
may not enroll as non-degree students. No student having an academic
stop in any unit of the University as a degree seeking student
may be admitted to non-degree status without receiving special
permission from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. A student
who has a degree from any unit of the University of Michigan
is eligible to apply for non-degree status without the lapse
of a full term. Non-degree status is neither intended to accommodate
qualified degree applicants who apply after the deadline or after
enrollment limits for a particular term have been reached nor
is it intended to accommodate high school students who wish to
elect college-level courses unless they meet the conditions for
dual enrollment as defined by LS&A, and implemented by the
Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
students who would like to discuss their academic plans are encouraged
to contact the Academic Advising Center. Since academic advisors
do not have access to academic records for non-degree students,
a copy of any relevant transcripts (or other materials) should
be brought to the advising appointment. For information about
College policies and procedures, non-degree students should use
the resources of Academic Information and Publications (see Chapter
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