REG 02.20.08 – Credit Course Registration Limits for Non-Degree Students

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: May 1, 2001.

Additional References:
Form Requesting Take More Than Two Courses as a Lifelong Education Student

Contact Info: Adult Credit Programs and Summer Sessions Director (919-515-2263)


Credit course registration limits for non-degree (i.e. Lifelong Education) students are established by University Undergraduate Admissions. The Adult Credit Programs Unit of the McKimmon Center for Extension & Continuing Education (MCE&CE) has administrative responsibility as part of its registration and advising role for Lifelong Education students.


2.1. Lifelong Education students may enroll in a maximum of two courses and a physical education course each semester or summer session.

Students requesting exception to this rule must:

2.1.1. have first attended NC State or another university for a minimum of two regular semesters (i.e. Fall and Spring), have a Grade Point Average of 2.5 or better, be at least 21 years of age, and

2.1.2. submit the form, “Request to Take More Than Two Courses as a Lifelong Education Student” to the Office of Adult Credit Programs.