Non-matriculating student status is granted to students wishing to take individual courses at the College without initially enrolling in a degree program. Non-matriculating student status includes visiting college students, people who are interested in taking college courses before officially applying, and high school students (Early College),
Individuals with a High School Diploma or GED
Students seeking non-matriculating student status who possess a high school diploma or GED must complete an application for non-matriculated students and send proof of graduation/GED or a college transcript to the Registrar’s Office in order to be registered for a class. Non-matriculating students may take up to a maximum of six courses before they must officially enroll in a degree program at Becker College. Students are limited to two courses per Fall/Spring/Summer semester. Non-matriculating students may register for courses on a space available basis as long as course prerequisites have been met. Please note that some classes are restricted to majors only, i.e., Nursing, Veterinary Science, and Interactive Media Design. If a non-matriculating student decides to become a degree student, all materials submitted in the application for non-matriculating student status will be forwarded to the Admissions Office and an Admissions counselor will contact you if more information is needed.
Early College Students (Current High School Students)
Upon approval of the Registrar’s Office rising 11th and 12th grade students from area high schools may be permitted to take courses on a space available basis under non-matriculating student status. Please note that some classes are restricted to majors only, i.e., Nursing, Veterinary Science, and Interactive Media Design. If you select to take an online course, you must participate in the online orientation.Early College students are exempt from the policy that limits non-matriculating students to a maximum of six courses before applying for admission to the College.
All Early College students must submit the following:
- a high school transcript
- minimum GPA of 2.7
Financial Aid is not available for high school students.
Dual Enrollment – Leicester High School and Worcester Public Schools
Becker College has specific agreements to allow current 11th or 12th grade high school students at Leicester High School and Worcester Public Schools to take courses at Becker College. Five students from each high school can take up to 4 credits per semester for free. Interested students should contact their guidance counselors in order to obtain specific instructions. Please note that some classes are restricted to majors only, i.e. Nursing, Veterinary Science and Interactive Media Design. Students selecting to take an online course will have to participate in an online orientation.
Application requirements include:
- a written recommendation from his/her high school guidance counselor or principal
- a high school transcript
- minimum GPA of 3.0