Undergraduate Non-Degree Credit Limits
Semester Credit Limits
- Undergraduate non-degree students can earn a maximum of 18 credits during the Fall
and Spring semesters and 7 credits during each Summer term and Winter semester.
- A full-time class load ranges from 12 to 18 semester hours of credit and the student
would be responsible to pay for full-time status. Financial Aid is not available
for non-degree students.
Career Credit Limits
- Students without an undergraduate degree are limited to earning a maximum of 24 credits
as a non-degree student.*
- After earning 24 credits, the student would need to apply for admission into a degree
- Taking classes as a non-degree student does not guarantee acceptance into a degree
program. If a student applies and is accepted for admission, the grades earned as
a non-degree student remain on record and will be included in the computation of the
- Students with an undergraduate degree, from WCU or another institution have no maximum
limit on the amount of career credits they may earn as a non-degree student.
*Students participating in National/International Student Exchange are not held to
the 24 career credit maximum if enrolled for 2 consecutive semesters.
For more information on our non-degree program, please select one of the options listed
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If you do not qualify for one of the above, please select highest level of education: