Occasionally, individuals may wish to enroll in courses for personal, consumer, or occupational purposes without receiving a certificate, diploma, or associate degree. Special admission students must complete the formal admission process as described in the section on general admission requirements. Students may apply only 25 hours of coursework taken as special admission students toward the graduation requirements of associate degree, diploma, or certificate programs. Special admission students who later decide to pursue a credential must retake all courses completed after the 25-hour limit.
The Admissions Office staff also admits applicants as special admission students if they complete the formal admission process as described in the section on general admission requirements but do not declare a program of study on their applications. Special admission students do not qualify for financial aid.