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You don’t have to be enrolled in a degree program to take courses at ECC. Some people just want to learn a few things for personal interest, or to fulfill high school graduation requirements, or career advancement or transfer to another college where they may be matriculated, without fully committing to a long-term program, and that’s perfectly fine. Non-matriculated students are not eligible for financial aid.
Non-matriculating students must bring a college transcript or written permission from the home school to verify course pre-requisites. It is recommended that non-matriculated students enroll in no more than two courses a semester.
At the completion of 12 credits, non-matriculated students are advised to meet with an academic counselor to review the requirements and complete the necessary paperwork for matriculation.
This is a great option for those who want to obtain a new skill for work, or just to learn something new for themselves. Credits obtained by non-matriculated students can be transferred into a degree program, or transferred to a different college.
What you need to know about taking ECC courses as a non-matriculated student.