Non-Degree Seeking Students

Who is a Non-Degree Seeking Student?

  • Students wishing to take courses for personal growth and development and/or individual learning goals, but do not wish to enroll in a degree program.
  • Non-degree students may enroll in a maximum of 12 credit hours.
  • Non-degree students may enroll in courses in any academic division.
  • Credits earned may be counted toward degree requirements should you later decide to pursue a degree.
  • Financial aid is available on a limited basis.

Application Fee

  • A non-refundable $25.00 fee is required to process your application.

Application for Admission

You have two options to complete the application for admission:

  • Apply Online
  • Contact the Office of Admission to have an application mailed to you.

High School Transcript

  • Admission consideration is given to applicants with standard high school diplomas.
  • Request an official copy of your final high school transcript. It must include your graduation date and diploma type.
  • Transcripts are considered official when received directly from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope with the school's seal and/or official signature.


  • Two recommendations are required.
  • Recommendations from Edward Waters College faculty and/or staff cannot fulfill this requirement.
  • Recommendations should be typewritten, include recommender's contact information and should provide insight regarding your ability to complete college-level work, adjust to the college setting, work in teams, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and contribute to the academic community.