Special students are defined as students who are enrolled at the college but have not applied for, or been accepted into, a degree program. Special students, therefore, are those who plan to take courses for “interest only.” Special students are subject to the academic regulations of the college. Credit earned while in special student status is not considered toward a degree unless the student applies for admission to, and is accepted by, the college as a degree-seeking student. A maximum of 30 semester hours of coursework taken as a special student or non-degree-seeking student may be considered for credit earned toward a degree. Special students are not eligible to receive institutional or federal financial aid.Special students who wish to pursue a degree must complete the admission process as a degree-seeking student. Special students must be admitted as degree-seeking prior to the first day of classes in the semester in which they wish to be considered degree-seeking. Applications for admission as a degree-seeking student will be considered after one or more semesters of coursework as a special student.