Similar to University of Michigan-Dearborn, In Oklahoma, we have some admission codes specified by our regents that indicate a student is non-degree seeking. That is how we determine who is a degree-seeker at our institution. The classification of “non-degree seeking” affects what credentials must be presented for admission, as well as the number of credit hours one is allowed to take.
Institutional Effectiveness Specialist
Dept. of Institutional Effectiveness, Office of the Associate Provost
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Hays Administration Building, Room 212
Weatherford, OK 73096
From: Christine Kelly-Williams [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 2:42 PM
To: Common Data Set
Cc: Common Data Set
Subject: Re: [cds] Definition of "Degree-Seeking"
We have a variable (student type) that serves as an indicator of student intent when applying: non-degree, new degree-seeking FTIAC, new degree-seeking graduate, etc. Our programs of study also include "non-candidate for degree" types. We use those two variables to determine whether to include a student in a cohort. Perhaps your admissions/registrar's office assigns, and you could use, that type of information.
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On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 3:13 PM, George Allen <email@example.com> wrote:
If we have a student who enrolls in credit-bearing courses as a first-time, full-time undergraduate, but who says they do not intend to graduate from our institution and indeed transfers out after their first year, should they be included in our cohort? Do they count as “degree-seeking”, or not?
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