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At the undergraduate level, special student status is granted to individuals who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Advanced high school students with special permission from the high school and College, may take a limited number of courses at the College without being regularly admitted.
The status of a special student must be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs after 12 credits have been taken. The special student may take up to 16 credits, but must be formally admitted to the College before exceeding that number.
The special student must receive the signature of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs each semester that a course is taken.
At the graduate level, special students must possess a baccalaureate degree and evidence of specific prerequisites for the graduate course(s) they desire.
A maximum of nine credits or 30% of a graduate program's requirements, whichever is greater, may be taken as a special status student and may be transferred to and applied towards a graduate degree.
Special students are encouraged to consult with the graduate program director of their desired area of study.
If the special student seeks regular admission to the College and is formally admitted, special student status will be terminated.
In no case may a student graduate from the College without having been formally admitted.
Taking courses at the College as a special student does not guarantee that the student will be admitted as a regular student. Special students are not eligible for financial aid.
Often times students registering for summer school are considered special students. There is specific paperwork that needs to be completed in order to enroll in a summer school course. Find out more.