Bachelor Degree Seeking Student
The AA degree provides students with the foundation needed to be successful at any one of Florida’s eleven state universities. To be admitted as an AA degree seeking student, an applicant must meet one of the following requirements:
Applicants who have completed an AA or a baccalaureate degree at another regionally accredited college or university cannot enroll in an AA degree program at Edison State College.
The Associate in Science Degree programs are primarily designed to prepare students for employment in select fields. To be admitted as an AS degree seeking student, an applicant must meet one of the following requirements:
College certificate programs are usually one year or less in length and prepare students for employment in specialized areas. To be admitted as a certificate seeking student, an applicant must meet one of the following requirements:
PSAV programs are usually one year or less in length and prepare students for employment in specialized areas. To be admitted as a PSAV certificate seeking student, an applicant must meet one of the following requirements:
Students who have not attended Edison State within the past year must submit an admissions application (the admissions application fee is not required for former students) and such other information as may be required by the Office of the Registrar including proof of residency documents for in-state tuition classification. Degree seeking students readmitting after two years of non-attendance, who did not complete English and mathematics requirements, must retake the PERT. (Please see Assessment Services, in the Student Services section, for more information.) Students attempting to return after suspension or dismissal must petition for readmission. A favorable decision is dependent upon clear written evidence that indicates promise of successful performance. (See Petitions, in the Student Records section, for more information.)
Applicants who indicate on the admissions application that they do not intend to pursue a bachelor’s degree, an AA, an AS, or a college certificate program, but who wish to enroll in college credit courses for transfer credit purposes, or for personal interest and enjoyment, must apply for admission and submit the appropriate residency documentation. Non-degree seeking students wishing to enroll in college credit courses must meet all course prerequisites. Non-degree seeking students wishing to enroll in a college-level mathematics or an English course or who have earned more than 15 credits as a non-degree student are required to complete the Florida College Entry Level Placement Test (FCELPT) or submit a full set of ACT-E, SAT-R scores or be test exempt. (Please see Assessment Services, in the Student Services section, for more information.)
Non-degree seeking students wishing to change to degree seeking status must do so prior to the last day of the add/drop period. Changes to a student’s status will not be made after the last day of the add/drop period. The last day of the add/drop period can be found in the College Calendar .
NOTE: Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid, veteran’s benefits and certain academic programs/services that require degree seeking status. Students who intend to matriculate into a degree-seeking program will be limited to 15 hours of coursework as a non-degree seeking student.
Baccalaureate level courses (numbered 3000 and 4000) are intended for enrollment by degree seeking students in an Edison State College baccalaureate program.
Students may be permitted, on a case-by-case basis, to enroll in baccalaureate level courses on a non-degree student basis. Requests must be made in writing and submitted to the affiliated program director/dean for approval. Students who intend to matriculate into the baccalaureate program will be limited to 9 credit hours of upper division coursework. For continued enrollment, students must adhere to the stated admission requirements for the intended baccalaureate program.
Students with a previous bachelor’s degree, with proper documentation, may enroll in additional coursework beyond 9 credit hours with permission from the appropriate academic Dean.
Students interested in taking courses for teacher certification or re-certification must provide the following documentation:
Guest Students may enroll, following the stated policy at their home institution, in accordance with Edison State College’s guest enrollment policy. Prior approval from the home institution is required for enrollment in upper division Edison State College courses.
*NOTE: Florida law (F.S. 1003.43 ) provides that students graduating from a Florida public high school subsequent to August 1, 1987 and applying for admission to an Associate in Arts degree program must meet specific general requirements for high school graduation. Graduates from private high schools and out-of-state public schools must have completed a curriculum that includes 4 years of English and 3 years each of mathematics, science, and social studies. However, in lieu of the English requirement, foreign students may use four years of instruction in their native language or language of instruction in the secondary school attended. Students presenting a GED diploma must have taken the test in English for admission to any associate degree or certificate program.