Non Degree-Seeking Students


Students who wish to enroll in courses without intending to pursue a degree may enroll in up to 9 credit hours without submitting academic credentials or meeting the curricular or performance requirements of USAO. However, minimum requirements must be met to enroll in college level courses: a 19 ACT in English to take an English class, 19 ACT in math to take a math class, 19 in science to take a science class or 19 ACT in reading to take any other college level course. If not met by ACT scores, the student may participate in USAO Assessment exams to place into college level math, English, or science. Retention standards will be enforced. Should a student wish to enroll in more than the 9 permitted hours, he or she must be formally admitted to USAO. The student will then be required to meet Science and Arts formal admission or transfer criteria.

Please note: Special non degree-seeking students are not eligible for any financial aid.