Undergraduate non-degree students can earn a maximum of 18 credits during the Fall and Spring semesters and 7 credits during each Summer term and Winter semester.
A full-time class load ranges from 12 to 18 semester hours of credit and the student would be responsible to pay for full-time status. Financial Aid is not available for non-degree students.
Career Credit Limits
Students without an undergraduate degree are limited to earning a maximum of 24 credits as a non-degree student.*
After earning 24 credits, the student would need to apply for admission into a degree program.
Taking classes as a non-degree student does not guarantee acceptance into a degree program. If a student applies and is accepted for admission, the grades earned as a non-degree student remain on record and will be included in the computation of the cumulative GPA.
Students with an undergraduate degree, from WCU or another institution have no maximum limit on the amount of career credits they may earn as a non-degree student.
*Students participating in National/International Student Exchange are not held to the 24 career credit maximum if enrolled for 2 consecutive semesters.
For more information on our non-degree program, please select one of the options listed below.