Non-Degree Seeking Students

Bethune-Cookman University seeks to enroll students with the potential and desire to further their intellectual, spiritual and social development. Each applicant is evaluated individually based on their academic performance at the high school and/or collegiate level. The University also considers the applicant's character and demonstrated interest in obtaining a college education.

Definition of a Non-Degree Seeking Student

A non-degree seeking student is a student who desires to enroll in classes at Bethune-Cookman University and does not intend to earn a degree from Bethune-Cookman University. An undergraduate student enrolled at another accredited collegiate institution may be permitted to enroll at Bethune-Cookman University as a non-degree seeking student in order to complete work for transfer back to the his or her home institution provided that the student obtains permission from his or her home institution.

Disclosure Statement: The student must disclose all institutions attended.  Failure to disclose all institutions previously attended constitutes falsification of information and will result in the denial of the student's application.

***Please note non-degree students are not eligible for federal financial aid***

Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking Student Admission Criteria

To be considered for admission to Bethune-Cookman University as a non-degree seeking student, the student must submit a transient form or a letter of good standing from the registrar of their home institution granting them permission to take courses at Bethune-Cookman University.

Students who have earned a baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution and are not seeking another degree may enroll in courses, but are limited nine (9) hours each semester with no limitation on the number of undergraduate credit hours that can be earned. An official transcript showing proof of the degree that has been earned by the student is required prior to admission to the University. All non-degree applicants must complete pre-requisite courses before enrolling in college level or advanced level courses.

If the student later decides to declare a major at Bethune-Cookman University, the student must meet the appropriate additional requirements for transfer students. See criteria for transfer students by clicking on the link below:

Criteria for transfer students

Application Procedures

All students applying to B-CU must submit the following:

  • A completed application for admission.
  • Official copies of transcript(s) including all high school academic experiences.
  • Applicants with prior college attendance must submit a copy of their transcript(s) as proof of good academic standing, all other applicants must submit proof of High School graduation or a GED diploma.

Upon acceptance, submit the following: