Degree Seeking or Non-Degree Seeking Status
Degree Seeking or Non-degree Seeking Status
Students entering Normandale Community College 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.
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 intent of accumulating credits toward a certificate or degree. Students with a non-degree seeking status are not eligible for financial aid at Normandale.
Students who are uncertain about their interest in eventually using their accumulated credits toward a possible certificate, degree or transfer are strongly advised to declare themselves as a degree seeking student at the time they apply for admission.
Individuals who are currently admitted at another college or university may choose to enroll at Normandale Community College as a visiting student.
Visiting students are not required to submit an application for admission and are not a candidate for a degree, diploma or certificate at Normandale Community College.
- Visiting student status is not available to individuals currently on suspension or with a financial hold at another post-secondary institution
- Visiting students may use financial aid from their home institution (financial aid is not available through Normandale)
- The maximum number of enrolled credits at all Minnesota State system colleges and universities cannot exceed 22 in any semester
- Visiting students must meet any required course prerequisites or placement levels
- Visiting students can enroll in public courses; private courses are not available.
Individuals interested in enrolling as a visiting student should visit the Visiting Student web page in Admissions.