In order to be admitted as a "Special Student" in a non-degree-seeking program, you
Understand that acceptance into this category does not constitute acceptance into
a degree-granting program; however, you may follow a program of study.
Have sufficient educational background to qualify for the course or courses in which
enrollment is sought. Non-degree-seeking students can enroll only in courses where
required prerequisites are met. You do not need a high school diploma or GED. You
may take courses, receive grades and earn credits like other students. Grades and
credits become part of the student's permanent academic record at PennWest Edinboro.
However, these credits will not be accepted toward a degree at Edinboro until the
student has received a high school diploma or demonstrated equivalency.
Understand that Special Students will be given second priority to degree candidates
for available class seats.
Accept personal responsibility for the applicability of credits earned while registered
in this category.
Understand that students in this non-degree category cannot be considered for federal
or state financial aid.
Please note: A non-degree-seeking student may complete a maximum equivalent of one academic year
or 32 semester credits at PennWest Edinboro. Upon completion of 32 semester credits,
if you wish to pursue a degree at PennWest Edinboro, you must meet all entrance requirements
outlined in the University Catalog before being considered for degree-seeking status.
All credits are applicable toward an Edinboro degree following formal acceptance by
the Admissions Office. Each student seeking degree status must submit a degree application
form, appropriate high school and post-secondary transcripts and results of their
progress as special students.