Non-Degree Seeking Semester

Graduating seniors wanting a Non-degree Seeking (NDS) semester so they can take courses in another College must pursue admission into College(s) other than the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD). This is required so these Colleges can plan for the impact on their enrollment management plans. Students wishing to take a CEHD course and a course in another College will be considered on a case-by-case basis with approval from the Dean or Dean’s designee.

Students wanting to take courses in our College should have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPR on their undergraduate work.

Students approved for NDS status may have only one NDS U5 semester, regardless of the amount of hours being requested.
Students wanting to pursue teacher certification through Accelerate Online or the TLAC Post- Bacc certification program and who are in need of pre-requisite courses will be considered for U5 on an individual basis. If needing more than one semester to complete those courses, they will be asked to do so as a G6 student.

Students are encouraged to meet with their undergraduate advisor before completing 95 hours to pursue NDS status.

Deadlines for NDS:

  • Summer and Fall – March 15th
  • Summer Only – May 1st
  • Spring – October 1st 


Student: Graduate
Student: Undergraduate