Special Student Status

With special student status and program approval, individuals may enroll in one semester for a maximum of six degree-applicable credits prior to formal admission to a program of the Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Registration as a special student requires program approval and is on a space-available basis. In addition, candidates may be required to provide documentation such as transcripts, resume, a statement of intent, and/or schedule an interview with the program faculty before being granted special student status. Not all classes are accessible to students who wish to register as a special student. Please contact your program of interest for specific information regarding course availability as a special student.

Courses in the following programs are not available for special student status:

  • Doctor of Education in Leadership

  • Teacher Education: Preservice Master of Arts in Teaching programs and Master of Education in Educational Studies

NOTE: Special student status does not guarantee formal admission to the Graduate School of Education and Counseling.