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Undergraduate Non-Matriculated Student Enrollment Options

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Individual courses at Drexel University 

Non-matriculated students are considered part-time and are permitted to schedule less than 12 undergraduate credits per quarter (fall, winter, spring and summer). This option allows you to select individual courses to meet your individual goals. You can study online, on-campus, or a hybrid of both, depending on your schedule and preferred learning methods.

Through non-matriculated studies, you can take individual courses in colleges and schools across Drexel University. Popular areas of study include: 

  • Biology
  • Business 
  • Chemistry 
  • Client Development 
  • Communications 
  • Computing Security 
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Education 
  • Emotional Intelligence 
  • Engineering 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Healthcare Administration 
  • Media Arts & Design 
  • Nursing 
  • Policy Analysis 
  • Psychology 
  • Public Healthcare 
  • Sociology 
  • Virtual Teams

By earning credits through Goodwin, you have access to Drexel’s renowned industry knowledge and career preparedness. As a designated R1 research institution, the breadth and depth of Drexel University academics help you not only learn theory but also apply it directly to solutions in and out of the classroom.

What is a non-matriculated student?

A matriculated student is one who has been accepted into Drexel University, formally enrolled in a degree program, and maintains specific academic degree requirements by their program. 

Non-matriculated students at Goodwin College are those who enroll in for-credit undergraduate-level courses without or enrolling in a full degree program. Students can apply their individual course credits to a future degree program.

Who is Non-Matriculated Studies for?

The non-matriculated option at Goodwin College allows you to take individual undergraduate-level courses for a multitude of academic and professional advantages. You can take courses from across the University in a wide range of subjects. 

Non-matriculated studies are ideal for learners wanting to: 

  • Earn credits through Drexel’s 10-week terms and transfer back to their home institution 
  • Learn the skills needed for career advancement 
  • Boost their GPA before applying for a degree program 
  • Try a degree program before enrolling full-time to explore options 
  • Earn prerequisite credits for specific undergraduate or graduate degree programs at Drexel or elsewhere 
  • Participate in lifelong learning  

Non-Matriculated Entry Requirements

Goodwin College supports non-matriculated students who: 

  • Hold a high school diploma or GED equivalency from more than two years ago
  • Have prior non-Drexel college experience seeking a Drexel degree 
  • Earn less than 12 credits per quarter 

In order to be considered for admission into a Drexel University degree program, non-matriculated students may need to earn up to 24 Drexel credits total.

Note: Non-matriculated international students must provide a copy of their I-20 from their current institution to enroll as a non-degree student.

Federal and State Financial Aid is not available to non-matriculated students. 

How to enroll in individual courses as a non-matriculated student 

After applying for non-matriculated study and once accepted, you will work with an academic advisor to help select the courses best suited for your goals. Though some individual courses are restricted by degree programs, many of the courses listed in the undergraduate catalog are available for you to enroll.

Please follow the step-by-step course registration guide provided on the Drexel Central website. Some courses may require special permissions, so it’s important to reach out to your advisor in advance of your registration time ticket.

It’s important to note that Drexel follows a 10-week quarter system (fall, winter, spring and summer) as opposed to the traditional semester system. The pace of learning at Drexel is rigorous and you can count on Goodwin advisors for support.

Apply for non-matriculated studies