ECC recognizes the following categories of student as:
Matriculated students: Students officially enrolled in programs of study leading to degree or certificate.
Non-matriculated Students: Students taking credit courses for personal interest, career advancement, enrichment, or transfer to another college where they are matriculate. Non-matriculated students are not eligible for financial aid. It is recommended that non-matriculated students enroll in no more than two courses a semester and that at the completion of 12 credits they consider matriculating. Credits earned while non-matriculated may be used later in a degree of certificate program at ECC if the student matriculates or they may be transferred to a different institution.