Undergraduate Admission Procedures for Non-Degree Seeking Students

Students who do not wish to pursue a degree or certificate at Colorado Mesa University may apply as non-degree seeking rather than being formally admitted to the university. This includes students who wish to enroll in Colorado Mesa University courses while away from their “home” institution, such as during summer and January terms.

Policies and guidelines include:

  1. Applicants must complete the Colorado Mesa University Application for Undergraduate Admission, selecting the non-degree seeking student type, and submit it along with a non-refundable $40 application fee.
  2. Students who do not wish to pursue a degree or certificate are not required to submit high school or college transcripts.
  3. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid or scholarships and will not be assigned an advisor.
  4. Non-degree seeking students must consistently earn a minimum semester grade point average of 2.0 while enrolled at Colorado Mesa University.
  5. Non-degree seeking students who earn 30 semester hours at Colorado Mesa University must apply for admission to Colorado Mesa University as a degree-seeking student in order to continue taking classes at Colorado Mesa University.
  6. Degree-seeking students will have priority over non-degree seeking students regarding registration.
  7. Non-degree seeking students are advised that courses taken during non-degree seeking status are counted against the state’s current allowance of 145 semester credit hours through the College Opportunity Fund (COF).

Non-degree seeking students have not been formally admitted to Colorado Mesa University and are not guaranteed admission should they later make formal application as degree-seeking.

Once non-degree seeking students apply for degree-seeking status at Colorado Mesa University, the admission policies in effect at the time of formal application will be used to determine admissibility into the university and general and/or specific academic programs. This includes satisfying all requirements for admission as summarized in the admissions table found earlier in this section.