Matriculated and Non-Matriculated (Non-Degree Seeking) Students
A matriculated student is one who has applied and has been officially accepted to the university through an undergraduate admission process and is considered to be pursuing a degree.
A non-matriculated student is one who is enrolled on a semester-by-semester or course-by-course basis and has not been accepted as a regular student pursuing a degree.
The following rules apply to non-matriculated students at UB:
- A non-matriculated student shall present a high school diploma or general education development [GED] certificate prior to enrolling in any academic year course.
- A non-matriculated student shall attain and maintain at least a 2.0 UB grade point average after attempting nine or more undergraduate credit hours. At most three courses taken on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis (grades of ‘S’ or ‘U’) shall have grades of ‘U’.
- A non-matriculated student may enroll for a maximum number of credits as follows:
|Semester/Time Period||Maximum number of credits|
|Fall or Spring||9|
|6-week summer session||6|
|12-week summer session||12|
|Summer session (Total of both 6-week and 12-week sessions)||12|
|Total credits allowed as a non-matriculated student||30|
- A non-matriculated student may register for Fall or Spring semester courses on a space available basis beginning August 1st for Fall semesters and December 1st for Spring semesters.
- A non-matriculated student may apply for admission to UB baccalaureate study. In that case, he or she shall have the UB courses taken in non-matriculated status included in the assessment for admission on the same basis as if he or she were a transfer applicant. If the student is admitted to baccalaureate study, all UB courses taken in non-matriculated status shall be included in the student’s program and considered UB courses for purposes of credits attempted and completed and grade point average.
- Additional criteria may be required for international students. International students should contact the International Admissions Office.
Last updated: Monday, 08-Mar-2010 10:12:15 EST