Students who wish to take credit courses for personal enrichment or job improvement are permitted to enroll as special students. By definition, such students are not seeking and/or not eligible to pursue a certificate or degree at the institution. Special students may take courses for which the student has satisfied the required pre-requisites. See ―Course Descriptions for pre-requisite requirements.
The Special student will be evaluated by the Registrar to determine whether college-level academic performance indicates an ability to continue their studies. Special students must meet with an academic advisor by the time they have completed 15 credit hours of coursework to discuss program and curriculum objectives. A special student must submit the following:
- An Application for Admission form
- An unofficial copy of college transcripts from previous institutions (if applicable) when prior coursework will meet prerequisite requirements. This is for registration purpose only and will not be used for transcripting former college credit.
Students not seeking a degree or certificate are not eligible for financial aid according to federal regulations. Additional requirements must be fulfilled for special students to become certificate or degree seeking.
If a special student decides to become degree of certificate seeking, the following must first occur:
- A new Application for Admission form
- Provide the office of Admissions with the documentation required of a regular student, see Student Types.