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Non-Degree and Dual Enrollment Students

Not everyone wants to be a full-time student. Whether you're a local high school student looking to take college classes, or an adult student getting back to unfinished business, Bloomsburg has you covered.

  1. Determine Your Student Category

    High School Students (ACE)

    Visiting Students

    • Visiting students are enrolled at another college or university and would like to complete coursework at BU for transfer back to their home institutions. Applicants for this program will be considered Category 2 for admission purposes. Credential requirements include a completed application for non-degree admission and official college transcript. Students should make certain coursework pursued at BU would satisfy course requirements at their home institution.

    Adults Students (without a degree):

    • Adults students have not earned a bachelor's degree and desire to enroll part-time, because they're not ready or eligible to apply to be degree students. Applicants for this program will be considered Category 1 for admission purposes. Credential Requirements Completed application for non-degree admission, official high school transcripts, or copy of GED scores. Students may take up to seven credits per semester.

    Global Exchange Students

    • Global Exchange Students are students from global partner institutions, wishing to enroll as non-degree students at Bloomsburg University (J1 students coming for one to two semesters).

    Senior Citizens

    • Senior citizens who are retired, over 60 years of age, legal citizens of the U.S., and residing in PA are eligible to apply for a tuition waiver through the Extended Programs. Students may be admitted to classes on a seat available basis only. Credential Requirements: Proof of age, retirement, United States residency, and a completed application for non-degree admission. Must submit evidence of high school graduation or GED completion prior to enrolling for a second semester or session.

    Students with bachelor's degrees

    • Students with bachelor's degrees who desire to take undergraduate courses at BU. Applicants for this program will be considered Category 4 for admissions purposes. Credential Requirements Completed application for non-degree admission, official college transcript to graduate advisor.

    Students with academic deficiencies

    • Students who desire to pursue a program of academic recovery to qualify for undergraduate degree admission. Applicants for this program will be considered Category 5 for admissions purposes. Credential Requirements: Completed application for non-degree admission, official high school transcript, and official college transcript.

    Students seeking teacher certification

    • Teacher certification candidates may apply to become certified to teach in PA or other states through the College of Education. The teacher certification coordinator coordinates the PA application process and assists, as needed, with out-of-state forms requiring signatures. There are 10 programs offered for Instructional Level I certification.
  2. Apply Online

    • Fill out a quick online form to get started.  This is where you'll indicate your student category

    Apply Online

     

  3. Search for Courses

    This is the fun part! Search for the courses you'd like to take or contact our academic advising office directly to help you find something appropriate.

    Search for Courses

  4. Fill Out a Course Scheduling Form

    • Let our academic team know which course you'd like to take by submitting this form.  Take a moment to check to see if courses you'd like to schedule have prerequisites and whether you've met them.  

    Course Scheduling Form

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Additional Resources

Non-Degree Programs

Academic Advisement Center