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.

Visiting Students

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

Individuals interested in enrolling as a visiting student should visit the Visiting Student web page in Admissions.