Students looking to improve their professional or personal development without having to fulfill degree requirements are welcome to apply as non-degree students. The Non-Degree Status is designed for scholars from across the world looking to take a specific course or courses from ECCU’s Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programs. A maximum of two courses may be taken in non-degree status.
What Can a Non-Degree Student Do?
Build Your College Credits
All non-degree students can attain course credits that can then be used in a variety of ways, including toward a degree program if you later decide to pursue one. This can be done simply by applying courses taken to the degree requirements for the program you gain admission into.
Learn In-Depth Without the Commitment
The non-degree status is created for students who wish to gain in-depth knowledge on a subject without having to commit to a full-fledged degree.
Attain an Industry-Recognized Certification
Certain non-degree status offerings at ECCU give you the chance to attain a certification along with the course. This gives you the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and attain certification to prove your knowledge and skills. Learn more about certifications here
Non-degree courses run for a 12-week term.
The process is very similar to any application for a degree program. Simply fill out the non-degree application form providing all the requested details and pay the application fee of $100.
A complete application will include:
- The completed application
- A scan of your official government ID
- Document showing proof of education/certifications.
Once you complete the online admissions application, ECCU will notify you of your acceptance status within 7 business days.
In order to qualify for a course with non-degree status, applicants must:
- Be 18 years of age or older.
- Have earned and submitted proof of a high school diploma (or equivalent) or college degree (or certification).
- Be sufficiently proficient in English.
Every course is aligned to the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree program. Tuition prices and fees are the same as for the courses when taken within the degree program.