At Holy Family University,
the designation "part-time" applies primarily to traditional
and nontraditional students enrolled in credit courses on a part-time
basis (i.e., taking fewer than 12 credit hours a semester). This
program is intended to satisfy the needs, interests, and goals of
the nontraditional, working adult student who wishes to begin or
to complete a degree program, to pursue a second career, or to seek
professional advancement or personal enrichment.
Part-time students may enroll for day, evening, or Saturday courses, choosing whichever schedule best meets their needs.
The criteria for part-time undergraduate admission to Holy Family University are primarily the applicant's ability to meet the educational standards of the institution, the intellectual interest and training of the applicant, and the applicant's motivation to pursue university studies within the scope of the aims and objectives established by the University.
Auditors are students who wish to benefit personally, intellectually, from courses normally offered for credit, but who do not want to assume the student responsibilities for the class attendance, testing, and grading. They are charged the auditing fee, which is 50% of the applicable per-credit tuition. Requests to change enrollment status from audit to credit must be made within the first two weeks of the start class in the registrar's office. Without a change in status, credit will not be granted for an audited course.
Degree Seeking: Matriculated Part-time Students
Includes those who qualify for official candidate status, have completed their file of credentials, and have been accepted to a degree program.
Degree Seeking: Non-Matriculated Part-time Students
Includes those who have made application and intend a program of study toward the attainment of a degree but have not been officially accepted as degree candidates. To attain matriculated status (i.e., official acceptance as a degree candidate), the student's academic credential file must be complete and the student must complete an academic review. A non-matriculated student may not take more than 24 credits of study before matriculation must be sought. Non-matriculated students are not eligible for financial aid. Until matriculation, these students are classified as non-matriculated/non-degree seeking.
High School Students
High school students are welcome to enroll for credit courses at Holy Family University, but they must secure written authorization from the school's principal or counselor before enrolling for courses. The letter of authorization is presented to the registrar at the time of registration. Regular tuition and fees of Holy Family University apply.
Non-Degree Seeking Students
Includes those who are taking credit courses for enrichment or certification purposes rather than for a degree. An official high school transcript is required for any high school student in this category. Those seeking professional certification must submit all college transcripts and complete a review process by the School of Education for acceptance to any teacher certification program.
In addition to the requirements stated above, licensed registered nurses must submit official transcript from the School of Nursing and a photostatic copy of the license to practice professional nursing.
Delaware Valley residents age 65 years or older may audit one credit bearing course tuition-free (per semester). They pay all applicable course fees and are admitted on a space available basis. This courtesy applies to audit/non-credit enrollment only. Registration is usually held one week prior to the start of courses at the Northeast Campus. Please consult the Registrarís Office for additional details.
The maximum number of transfer credits that will be accepted is 75. Only grades of "C" or above will be accepted for transfer. Transfer credits will be officially accepted and posted to the student's academic record only after matriculation.
In general, credits earned applicable to the intended degree in which the applicant has earned a grade of "C" or better at an accredited institution of higher learning within ten years of application to Holy Family University will be accepted for transfer.