Degree Seeking vs. Non-Degree Seeking
Students entering Normandale must declare themselves either degree seeking or non-degree seeking at the time they apply for admission. Degree seeking students are individuals with the goal of pursuing coursework leading to a certificate, two-year degree or eventual transfer of their credits to another degree-granting college or university. Students who are uncertain about their interest in eventually using their accumulated credits towards a possible certificate, degree or transfer are strongly advised to declare themselves as a degree seeking student at the time they apply for admission.
Non-degree seeking students are individuals whose goal is to take a limited number of courses for the purposes of personal or professional enrichment and who have no intention of accumulating credits toward a certificate or degree. It is recommended to verify how your Normandale courses will transfer to another institution before enrolling. Course transfer is determined by the receiving institution.
Non-Degree Seeking students are:
- Not eligible for financial aid through Normandale Community College
- Must meet all pre-requisites and placement levels required for course registration
- Must submit official transcripts for review to meet pre-requisites
- Are not required to attend an Advising and Registration session