An individual may enroll at STU for special study on either a full-time or part-time basis as a non-matriculated student. Such individuals are provided an opportunity for academic study with concentration in a particular area of interest. The non-matriculated student status may be used to obtain exposure to a particular area as a foundation for further academic work. Many persons with a degree use this status to gain exposure to another discipline without pursuing a degree. For some courses, certification may be offered for those who receive passing grades. Individuals must matriculate after completing 12 credits at the University.