Chapter VII: Admissions and General Information
Non-degree 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 or
(2) successful completion of a college degree. 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.
A student who has a degree from any unit of the
University of Michigan is eligible to apply for non-degree status.
Non-degree status is not intended to accommodate qualified degree
applicants who apply after the deadline or after enrollment limits
for a particular term have been reached or 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 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
The 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 be obtained.
The 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.
If non-degree 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.
Non-degree students who would like to discuss their
academic plans are encouraged to contact the LS&A 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
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