Non-Degree Students


If you are interested in pursuing an education certification, please contact the Department of Education at 570-321-4010 to schedule an appointment.

Persons who wish to take coursework and are not regularly enrolled as degree-seeking students at Lycoming College may apply for admission to any term as special non-degree students. Credits earned as a non-degree student are applicable toward a degree at Lycoming College when the student completes the degree application and is approved by the Admission Selection Committee. A maximum of 16 semester hours (4 units) may be taken as a non-degree student.*

The registration process starts in the Office of Admissions (if a student has never taken any classes at Lycoming) OR the Registrar’s Office (if a student has attended Lycoming College in the past). Registration for the 2016 fall semester and 2017 spring semester will begin on April 18, 2016 and November 21, 2016, respectively.  Registration may be completed Monday through Friday, 9:00 – 11:30 AM and 1:00 – 3:30 PM. Due to billing purposes, students are not able to register the two weeks prior to the start of the fall semester or the week prior to the start of the spring semester. Registration re-opens during the weeks of August 29, 2016 and January 16, 2017, respectively.

After completing the non-degree application, students are required to pay a 20% deposit of the total tuition to the Treasurer’s Office (Long Hall, first floor). The balance of the tuition will be due August 5, 2016 for the Fall 2016 semester and December 9, 2016 for the Spring 2017 semester. After the deposit has been paid, the student will then need to register for the appropriate course(s) in the Office of the Registrar (Long Hall, first floor). Students must meet all prerequisites for courses.

Registered students will receive a WebAdvisor account within 72 hours after visiting the Registrar. Please contact Information Technology (IT) Services (321-4150) to arrange your account activation.

Classes for the 2016 fall semester will start on Monday, August 29, 2016. Classes are in-session on Labor Day, Monday September 5. Classes for the 2017 spring semester will start on Monday, January 16, 2017.


Tuition for the 2016-17 fall/spring semesters is $1,138.50 per credit, or $4,554.00 per four-credit course. All full-time (12 or more credits) students are required to pay a $300 Contingency Deposit. Students should plan to pay between $50.00 and $200.00 for books per course. Some courses have laboratory fees. Financial aid is not available to non-degree students.** All current high school students are charged $1,138.52 per four-credit course. High school students can also audit the course (for no grade or college credit) for the same price.


Academic advising to assist in selecting classes is available with an Admission Representative (570-321-4026) or Jilliane Bolt-Michewicz, Assistant Dean of Academic Services and Director of the Academic Resource Center (570-321-4050). Please call to make an appointment.

Placement Tests

Students pursuing coursework in math or the foreign languages are required to take the appropriate placement test(s) before registering for the respective course. Math placement tests will be administered on the first day of the three scheduled summer orientation programs (June 06, 13, and 17, 2016) and the day before classes begin (Sunday, August 28, 2016 or Sunday, January 15, 2017). Please contact Andrew Kilpatrick, Dean of First-Year Students (570-321-4349 or, to schedule a math placement exam. You can take the foreign language test online by entering the attached link: Foreign Language Placement Test. You will need to enter the password beawarrior.

Health Services

Prior to enrollment all non-degree students are required to complete and return a Health Record form (that includes a physical examination completed within the past three years and an immunization record) to the Office of Student Health Services at Lycoming College. Health Record forms are available in the Office of Admission or the Office of Student Health Services (Rich Hall, lower level).

Computer Network Services

Schedules, grades, and other important information are available online using WebAdvisor with an assigned account. Computer labs and email are open to students having an account. Lycoming email is used for communication between students and administrative offices, faculty, and other students. To receive instruction on how to use these services, you must attend a training class. Please visit our IT Services department, located in the basement of the Academic Center, to receive information on training classes during the first week of the semester. There is no need to sign up for a session; just attend the one that is convenient for you.

Parking Permit and Student ID

All motor vehicles operated and/or owned by non-degree, part- or full-time students at Lycoming College must be registered with the Office of Safety and Security (Rich Hall, lower level). The parking fee is $120 per year; $60 per semester. Please bring your automobile insurance card and auto registration with you.

Student ID pictures will be taken by the Office of Safety and Security. Your ID is used to check books out of the library, obtain reduced prices in the dining hall, purchase books/supplies in the campus store, and attend college-sponsored events.

You may obtain a parking permit and ID card by visiting the Office of Safety and Security the week prior to the start of classes or during the first week of classes.

*After a non-degree student has attempted four unit courses (16 semester hours), the student must either matriculate or obtain special permission from the Dean of the College to continue study on a non-degree basis.

**Exception: Those students who are seeking certification in secondary and/or elementary education may be eligible for federal loan programs. Contact the Office of Financial Aid (570-321-4040) to see if you qualify.

In compliance with The Student Right to Know Act, safety and security procedures and campus crime statistics are available by writing the Office of Safety and Security or visiting their office in Rich Hall (lower level).