1 / Non Degree Student Types
- Visiting students are enrolled at another college or university and would like to
complete coursework at Commonwealth U for transfer back to their home institutions.
Requirements: a completed application for non-degree admission and official college transcript.
Students should ensure coursework pursued at Commonwealth U would satisfy course requirements
at their home institution prior to enrolling.
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. 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 Commonwealth University (J1 students coming for one
to two semesters).
- 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.
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 Commonwealth
Requirements: Completed application for non-degree admission, official college transcripts
Students with academic deficiencies
- Students who desire to pursue a program of academic recovery to qualify for undergraduate
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.