This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
The classifications for graduate students are the following:
MASTERS: A student admitted to a master's program and completing work at the master's level.
SPECIALIST: A student admitted to a specialist program and completing work at the specialist level.
DOCTORAL: A student admitted to the doctoral program and completing work at the doctoral level.
NON-DEGREE STUDENT: A student who currently is not a candidate for a degree or diploma.
The non-degree classification at the graduate level is used only by those students who have completed a baccalaureate degree and who will not be working toward a graduate degree at UWF. Successful completion of courses in this classification does not provide a basis for degree status.
Graduate students may apply a maximum of 12 semester hours completed as a non-degree seeking student toward a graduate degree once admitted into a graduate program. Students should contact Graduate Admissions for more information concerning this process.
Non-degree students are subject to the student policies stated in the Catalog and Student Handbook and Planner. Non-degree students should review the Student Educational Records section to understand privacy information. Course work completed as a non-degree student will be included in the respective graduate level (master's, specialist, doctorate) GPA, determined by the level of the course. International students in F-1 status should consult with the Director of the International Student Office regarding enrollment as a non-degree student.
All Pensacola campus students are required to purchase a Nautilus Card. Parking a vehicle on campus requires a parking decal which may be purchased online. Contact the Cashier's Office for information. Compliance with the immunization policy is required prior to registration. Contact the Division of Student Affairs for information. To be considered for degree status, students must contact the Graduate School and complete the required application. Returning non-degree students who do not maintain continuous enrollment must file a new non-degree student application in the Graduate School. The non-degree student registration period begins approximately two weeks prior to the first day of classes for the semester – see the Academic Calendar for specific dates.
Graduate degree-seeking students who wish to change to non-degree status will complete the non-degree student application in the Graduate School and submit an additional statement in writing indicating that a degree from UWF will no longer be pursued.