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Non-Degree Student Applications

The Santa Clara University undergraduate program is designed primarily for full-time, degree-seeking students.  To maintain the University’s commitment to its primary undergraduate constituency of degree students, non-degree students are permitted to register in accordance with the following policies subject to space availability in classes.

 

Application for Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking Student (PDF)

 

Santa Clara Alumni 

Santa Clara alumni who have been awarded a degree from Santa Clara University may enroll in undergraduate classes on a for-credit basis or may audit undergraduate classes.  Alumni may enroll for no more than 10 units per term on a for-credit basis, or they may audit one course per term.  They are certified for enrollment by the Office of the Registrar and register for classes during the late registration period of the term.

University Employees 

University employees who are students at another accredited college or university may enroll in undergraduate classes at Santa Clara if they are in good standing and have a cumulative grade point average of “C” or better at their home institution.  They may not enroll concurrently at Santa Clara and another college or university.  University employees who are not currently admitted to degree status are certified for enrollment by the Office of the Registrar and may audit one course per term.

Students from other Colleges and Universities 

Students from another accredited college or university may enroll in undergraduate classes at Santa Clara if they are in good standing and have a cumulative grade point average of “C” or better at their home institution.  They may not be enrolled concurrently at Santa Clara and another college or university.  Students from other colleges and universities may enroll for no more than three quarters, not including summer session and are not eligible to audit classes.  Students from other colleges and universities are certified for enrollment by the Drahmann Center and the Office of the Registrar and register for classes during the late registration period of the term.

Students from other Colleges and Universities Participating in SCU Exchange Programs 

Students from other colleges and universities participating in SCU exchange programs may enroll in undergraduate classes at Santa Clara if they are in good standing and have a cumulative grade point average of “C” or better at their home institution.  They are not eligible to audit classes.  Students from other colleges and universities participating in exchange programs are certified for enrollment by the International Programs Office and the Office of the Registrar.

Consult the Study Abroad Office for more information on the SCU Exchange Programs

Students from other Institutions enrolling in SCU Study Abroad Programs 

Students from other colleges and universities who meet the applicable eligibility requirements for SCU study abroad programs may enroll in undergraduate classes at Santa Clara if they are in good standing and have a cumulative grade point average of “C” or better at their home institution.  They are not eligible to audit classes.  Students from other colleges and universities enrolled in SCU study abroad programs are certified for enrollment by the International Programs Office and the Office of the Registrar.

Consult the Study Abroad Office for more information on the SCU Study Abroad Programs

Young Scholars 

High school students who meet the applicable eligibility requirements for the Young Scholars program may enroll in undergraduate classes. Young Scholars may enroll for no more than 10 units per term and are not eligible to audit classes.  Young Scholars are certified for enrollment by the appropriate Dean’s Office and the Office of the Registrar after receiving permission of the faculty member to enroll in a specific class.

Consult the Arts and Sciences' Deans Office for more information on the Young Scholars Program