An applicant who does not meet the entrance requirements for a degree program and/or is awaiting receipt of required admission criteria (i.e., a valid teaching certificate, a transcript with posted degree, or official notification of a passing GRE or required test, etc.) may enroll as a Special Student. Special Students are limited to a total of 6 credit hours of coursework. All criteria for admission, with the exception of the criteria that precluded regular admission, must be submitted for candidates seeking admission to a graduate program.
An applicant who is enrolled in a graduate program at another institution may enroll for courses as a visiting student. The prospective candidate should submit:
- An application form (available on the Graduate Education Website (http://www.georgetowncollege.edu/academics/graduate-programs)
- A signed Professional Code of Ethics and FERPA form (contained in the online application)
- Written permission letter from his/her current program advisor to register including the specific course(s) for which you are approved.
Visiting students are allowed to take only the class(es) indicated on the permission letter from their program advisor. At the completion of the course(es), the candidate will be provided a letter of completion by the Graduate Office.
An applicant who desires to take courses for educational purposes and does not intend to become a candidate for the master’s degree may also enroll as a visiting student. Typically, this would include candidates taking additional courses for professional development or to renew an expired teaching certificate. Candidates may take unlimited courses under this category, however only 6 hours may be transferred into a degree or endorsement/certification program (see Transfer of Credits policy).
Applicants who hold a senior classification may be permitted to enroll as a Special Student provided the academic schedule does not exceed 16 total semester hours in a Fall or Spring semester with no more than 6 hours of graduate courses per semester. Undergraduate students may not take more than a total of 12 graduate credit hours under this policy. Only students who demonstrate outstanding scholastic ability will be considered. Undergraduates who want to request permission to take graduate courses under these circumstances should contact the Director of Graduate Admissions.