General Admissions Policy

Admission to Stevenson University is reserved for applicants who have demonstrated the ability to meet the demands of college-level instruction. The Admissions Committee also examines evidence of a student’s potential for achievement within the academic program elected. Students are selected on the basis of educational preparation, intellectual promise, and personal character.

Students who enroll for course work at Stevenson University are classified as either degree students or non-degree students.

A degree student is a student who is seeking a degree from Stevenson University and who has been accepted by the Admissions Office as either an undergraduate or graduate student. An undergraduate or graduate degree student may enroll for course work (full-time or part-time) for each consecutive semester as long as he or she remains in good academic standing at the University. A program of 12 credits or more constitutes an undergraduate full-time load; less than 12 credits constitutes a part-time load. A program of 6 credits constitutes a graduate full-time load.

Non-degree students are those not currently seeking a degree from Stevenson University. Non-degree students are limited to part-time status and are not eligible for financial aid. They must take fewer than 12 credits in a semester. While enrolled, non-degree students must meet the same academic standards for continued enrollment as degree students.

All students admitted as full-time undergraduate students, and all students (full-time or part-time) who intend to major in nursing or medical technology are required to complete a Student Health Form. The form must be returned by August 1 for fall entrance and December 15 for spring entrance. In addition, in accordance with Maryland state law, all students planning to live in Stevenson University student housing must provide proof of receipt of meningococcal vaccination or waiver prior to their taking up residence in the student housing facility.