Lake Erie College provides opportunities for individuals who are not seeking a degree from the institution, but wish to continue their education by taking courses at Lake Erie College for college credit. Non-degree students, or students who are not pursuing a degree at this time, include: College Credit Plus (CCP), students enrolled at other colleges or universities (transient students), institution faculty/staff, members of the community, senior citizens, or Lake Erie College graduates who wish to take additional courses. Credit earned as a non-degree seeking student may later be counted toward a degree; however, students must apply for admission as a regular degree seeking student. Contact the Office of Admissions for the appropriate application and admission information. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.
Enrollment is limited to regularly scheduled courses on a space-available basis, and not all courses are available through this option. Information about this option is available in the Registrar’s Office. Students must complete a Life Long Learning/Transient Student Application in the Registrar’s Office. Following registration by tuition paying students, enrollment will be granted in any course which meets minimum enrollment and has not reached the maximum enrollment at the time established by the College for confirming status of offerings. Students are governed by existing academic policies. Courses may be taken as graded or audit. A maximum of twelve (12) credit hours may be taken as a non-degree seeking student.
Alumni holding degrees from Lake Erie College are eligible to take further coursework. Alumni are entitled to enroll in one course of up to four credit hours per semester as a non-degree seeking student audit. Cost for undergraduate and graduate audit coursework is the College Fee per credit hour according to the Tuition and Fee Schedule. If the student wishes to take the course for graded credit, the cost is the Tuition and College Fee per credit hour according to the Tuition and Fee Schedule. Alumni may take only courses at the level of the degree earned.
College Credit Plus Program
High school students may take coursework through the State of Ohio’s College Credit Plus program. This program is intended to provide opportunities for qualified high school students to experience college level classes as a supplement to their high school program. Contact the Office of Admissions for the CCP application process and additional policies. The maximum of 12 credit hours policy does not apply.
Life Long Learner/Senior Citizen
Life Long Learner or Senior Citizen students are individuals who are not pursuing a degree or certification and wish to take classes. Cost for a Life Long Learner for undergraduate or graduate coursework is the Tuition and College Fee per credit hour according to the Tuition and Fee Schedule. A Senior Citizen discount is given to individuals starting at age 60. Cost for a senior citizen audit registration is $10 per course. Letter graded courses are the Tuition and College Fee per credit hour charge. Proof of age is required.
Transient students are those pursuing a degree at another institution who wish to take a course during the summer, fall or spring term at Lake Erie College. An approved transient student application form certifying academic eligibility is required. Cost for undergraduate or graduate coursework is the Tuition and College Fee per credit hour according to the Tuition and Fee Schedule. Transient students are not eligible for federal financial aid at Lake Erie College.
Cross Registration Students
Cross registration students are transient students from Northeast Ohio higher education institutions and wish to take one course during the fall or spring term at Lake Erie College while enrolled full-time at their home institution. Tuition and fees are waived by agreement between the institutions.