A student who enrolls in classes as either part time or full time, but does not intend to be a candidate for a degree at SXU, may take classes as a student-at-large. This category includes, among others:
- A person who has completed junior year of high school, or a high school graduate who wishes to take college-level courses.
- A student presently in good standing at another college, or who left another college in good standing, who registers for one or more classes at Saint Xavier University and plans to transfer the credit to another institution.
- A person holding a bachelor’s degree who wishes to take courses for further enrichment.
- No more than 27 semester hours of coursework earned as a student-at-large may be applied toward an undergraduate degree at Saint Xavier University. At that time, the student should indicate intent to continue as a student-at-large or request admission to the University as a degree-seeking student.
The University reserves the right to request the student-at-large to provide official transcripts from previously attended schools, colleges or universities. The student-at-large should consult the Academic Catalog for course prerequisites. Students who register inappropriately for a course are at risk of being dropped from the class.
A student denied admission to Saint Xavier University or dismissed from Saint Xavier University may not register as a student-at-large. International students are not permitted to register as students-at-large.
Graduate students-at-large must obtain written permission to register for a graduate course. This permission may be secured from the graduate program director or faculty advisor of the respective graduate program. Once permission is secured, a student-at-large must register in person. However, it is the responsibility of the student to provide the Office of Records with verification of an earned bachelor’s degree.
Further, the student must recognize that taking a course (or courses) as a student-at-large does not guarantee admission to any graduate program. In addition, students should familiarize themselves with the requirements of their program, the maximum number of credits, which may be accepted by transfer and/or as a student-at-large. If a student has been denied admission to any graduate programs at Saint Xavier University, registration for classes is not permitted.
Students in the off-campus master of arts in teaching and leadership program and other cohort programs in the School of Education may not enter as students-at-large. Application to the program must be approved before registration is permitted in most cases.
Contact the Office of Graduate Admission for information about enrolling as a student-at-large and see individual program procedures regarding student-at-large registration. A student denied admission to Saint Xavier University or dismissed from Saint Xavier University may not register as a student-at-large. The School of Education cohort programs do not allow for student-at-large status. International students are not permitted to register as students-at-large.