Special Students (Non-Degree Seeking)
Students who are taking courses for reasons such as personal enrichment or transferable purposes may be permitted to take courses by submitting the following to the Office of Graduate Education:
- A completed admission application and a $30 non-refundable fee;
- Two official transcripts in sealed envelopes of baccalaureate degree transcripts from each college or university previously attended.
Special students who are not working toward a graduate degree are permitted to take graduate courses only with written permission of the Graduate Program Coordinator, Department Chair, Dean of the School and the Director of Graduate Education. Courses taken as a special student are not normally counted toward a graduate degree. However, if a student is accepted into a degree program, up to nine hours of course work may be included in the student's program of study upon approval of the student's advisor. Students are advised, however, that departments may reserve courses for degree-seeking students only.
Special students who decide to pursue a degree must complete and submit a complete Graduate Application Packet, including the $30 non-refundable fee.