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Undergraduate Non-Matriculated Study FAQ

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What kind of courses can I take as a non-matriculated student?

Some courses may be restricted to students in a given program and therefore unavailable to non-matriculated students. However, undergraduate non-matriculated students are eligible to take many of the same courses that students matriculated into degree programs take.

Will my non-matriculated credits count toward my degree?

Credits earned as a non-matriculated student will appear on a transcript as part of the academic record that a student can apply to a degree program. Non-matriculated students should work closely with their advisor to insure the courses they are taking are applicable to their intended degree program.

Can I get credit for courses I took at previous institutions as a non-matriculated student?

Credit transfers are done on a course-by-course basis, and can vary from program to program. Non-matriculated students may receive an “unofficial” transfer credit evaluation, but credits won’t actually be transferred prior to actually matriculating into a degree program. The number of estimated transfer credits can vary significantly depending on the intended program.

Can I get financial aid as a non-matriculated student?

Federal financial aid is generally not available to students with a non-matriculated status. Students should confer with Drexel Central’s financial aid representatives to determine their financial aid eligibility.

When can I matriculate into a degree program?

Non-matriculated students seeking entry into an undergraduate degree program are typically required to earn 24 institutional credits while earning a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.50 to matriculate into a degree program. The required CGPA is dependent upon the requirement for the specific degree program intended and could be as high as 2.75 or 3.00.