An applicant must meet the requirements for admission into the Graduate College. Please read directions carefully as the application fee is non-refundable. The Graduate College allows Special Student acceptance only under very restricted circumstances. Most individuals accepted need one specific course for professional advancement such as recertification. Special Student acceptance is not granted to students who wish to take courses to enhance their application to advanced degree programs or who are waiting to apply to or reapply to advanced degree programs. Enrollment is limited to 12 semester hours. All other students taking Graduate College courses must be accepted into a Graduate College degree granting program. Application and procedure to apply as a Special student is located on the Admissions and Records website.