Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog


Student Classifications

Degree or Certificate-Seeking Student: A postsecondary student enrolled for credit coursework with the intention of completing a college degree or certificate. Degree of certificate-seeking students are eligible to apply for financial aid.

Non-Degree or Certificate-Seeking Student: A student enrolled for credit coursework who does not plan to receive a college degree or certificate. 

Visiting Student: A degree-seeking student from another college who attends ECC for one semester or summer sessions only. An Application for Admission is required, but transcripts or grade reports are only requested to verify prerequisite coursework. A visiting student may also be asked to take an assessment test, depending upon course enrollment. Visiting students are not eligible to receive financial aid while attending ECC, and it is their responsibility to obtain permission from their home campus to apply their ECC courses toward their academic program.

Dual Enrollment Student: A secondary student who has not completed a high school diploma, GED/HSE certificate or a home school certificate who is enrolled in credit classes.

Dual Credit Student: A secondary student receiving both high school and college credit. Courses are taught at the high school by high school faculty who meet the standard educational requirements for college faculty. Students pay tuition for each course and are entitled to all college privileges and services except financial aid. 

Note: For more information on dual credit courses, secondary students should contact their high school counselors.

Senior Citizens: In accordance with Section 173.091 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, the college allows a Missouri resident who is 65 years or older on or before August 1 of a school year to enroll in college credit courses tuition free, on a space available basis, after the regular students’ fees are due as a non-degree seeking student. Senior citizens are required to pay the associated general fees and special fees. Proof of eligibility will be required when registering. Courses must be taken on an audit basis, and all course prerequisites must be met prior to registration. The Senior Citizens Waiver does not apply to courses offered only on a non-credit basis or programs offered through educational partners.

Audit Students: A student auditing courses must complete the same admission requirements as a regular student and must enroll and pay regular tuition and fees. The student may or may not be required to take exams as determined by the instructor, but an audit student is subject to the same attendance requirements as regular students. An audit grade does not count toward credit hours for financial aid eligibility.

New Student Procedures

See Board Policy Chapter 3 for additional Student Serivces Policies and Procedures.

Enrollment Checklist

The enrollment checklist is located on the Admissions Webpage.