Graduate Students Enrolling in Undergraduate Courses
Occasionally a graduate student needs to enroll in an undergraduate course to fulfill a prerequisite or deficiency. If the student has not yet been accepted into the graduate program at the college, the student may enroll as a nonmatricualted undergraduate student. If the graduate student has been accepted into the graduate program, then he/she should contact the School for Graduate Studies at GradReg@esc.edu to make the necessary arrangements.
As a general rule, students needing to fulfill prerequisite requirements, or with more than one deficiency, should be advised to enroll as nonmatriculated undergraduates and the Financial Aid office should be notified. Once documented, the Financial Aid office can process fifth year undergraduate loans, if eligible, for these students leaving the graduate loans for the graduate enrollments. If the student has been accepted into the graduate program and must enroll in graduate courses and undergraduate courses at the same time, graduate aid will cover the undergraduate course if it is required for the student's graduate program, (prerequisite or deficiency) and the student is enrolled in at least 5 credits of graduate course work. Therefore, as a general rule, students enrolling in an undergraduate course that is not a requirement for his or her graduate program will not be eligible for aid. Since the preceding statements are just generalities, students should contact the Financial Aid office directly for confirmation of their aid status.