Non-degree Programs

Non-degree Programs


Non-degree Programs

Department Secretary: Michelle Slusser
Advisor: Elena Lockard

Academic Advisement Center
216 Student Services Center
Bloomsburg University
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301
O: 570-389-4271
F: 570-389-4035
stadvise@bloomu.edu

Application and Scheduling

Spring Off-Campus Courses

Geisinger Nursing Education Building

  • Polisci 120.91 (2841) US Government — Thursdays, 6 to 9 p.m. with George Agbango
  • CommStud 104.91 (1272) Interpersonal Comm — Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m. with Shannon Shorter
  • Speced 101.91 (2850) Intro to Indiv W/ Except — Thursdays, 5 to 8 p.m. (Blended)

Geisinger Woodbine Lane

  • History 121.91 (2851) US History Colonial to 1877 — Mondays, 6 to 9 p.m. with Jeff Davis

Degenstein Library, Sunbury

  • Phil 111.91 (2842) Intro to Phil — Mondays, 5 to 8 p.m. with Gary Hardcastle

Adults (without a degree)

Adults who 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.
Credits from other colleges do not transfer into the non-degree program. Credits earned as a non-degree student will count when admitted to the university as a degree student, as well as transfer to other colleges.
No financial aid is available. Scheduling is done through the coordinator of non-degree programs.

Global Exchange Students

Students from global partner institutions, wishing to enroll as nondegree students at Bloomsburg University (J1 students coming for one to two semesters).

High School Students (ACE)

Students attending high school who desire to enroll in Bloomsburg University courses prior to completing their high school graduation requirements.

Senior Citizens (60 years plus)

Legal U.S. residents 60 years or older residing in Pennsylvania are eligible to apply for waiver of tuition (basic credits) through the coordinator of non-degree programs by submitting a non-degree application.

Applicants for this program will be considered Category 7 for admissions purposes.

Credential Requirements
Completed non-degree application, proof of age, such as driver's license or birth certificate, and proof of U.S. residency. Students may be admitted to classes on a seat available basis only.
Students are responsible for all other applicable fees.

Students with bachelor's degrees

Students with bachelor's degrees who desire to take undergraduate courses at Bloomsburg University.

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 are advised by graduate advisor.
Students may take up to 18 credits per semester. Scheduling is done through coordinator of non-degree programs and/or their graduate advisor.
Financial aid may be available.

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 may be advised by transfer admissions counselor.
Upon request of transfer admissions counselor, students may take more than seven credits per semester. Scheduling is done through coordinator of non-degree programs.
No financial aid is available.

Students from other colleges

Students enrolled at another higher education institution who desire to complete coursework at Bloomsburg University for transfer to their home institutions.

Applicants for this program will be considered Category 2 for admission purposes.

Credential Requirements
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.
Students may take more than seven credits per semester to transfer.

Students seeking teacher certification

Teacher candidates may apply to become certified to teach in Pennsylvania 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.