Non-Degree Seeking Students

Students wishing to enroll in up to two courses per semester as non-degree-seeking students may apply to do so. Non-degree seeking candidates register for courses on a space-available basis following degree-seeking student registration. Degree seeking students have priority in course selection through the add deadline for each block.

Determining Special-Status Student Eligibility

We discourage students from taking courses as a special-status student if they intend to apply later as full-time students, though we understand students sometimes change their minds. The admit letter they receive notes that future admission is not guaranteed.

If you are seeking a second Bachelor's degree, you should apply as a transfer candidate. Students who already have a bachelor's degree are not eligible for financial aid from Colorado College.


To apply, students must submit the following two weeks prior to the block in which they hope to enroll to the Office of Admission:

Admission Decisions/Restrictions on Class Enrollment

Class space is first awarded to full-time, degree-seeking, Colorado College students. If additional spaces are available, special-status students may then enroll.

Special-status students register block by block by contacting the registrar's office once they have been admitted. A copy of the admission letter will be forwarded from admission to the registrar and student accounts.

Special-status students applying for courses that usually fill up with full-time, degree-seeking Colorado College students cannot be guaranteed a place in these courses until after the first class meeting. In the case of classes that are usually not fully enrolled, the timing of an admission letter will be determined jointly by the admission and registrar's offices.

Colorado College cannot accommodate students wishing to enroll specifically to complete an entire pre-medical curriculum of study. Pre-medical science classes are usually quite popular, often with long waiting lists, and it is not likely that any special-status student could complete all needed classes within a reasonable period of time. However, we will consider a student who only needs a course or two in the natural sciences as space permits.

Tuition and Fees

Non-degree-seeking, special-status students pay the "per-block" fee, which can be found on the Tuition & Fees page, if enrolling for one or two blocks in a semester. Students will be charged these tuition rates regardless of whether the course is taken for credit or as an audit.

Special-status students seeking to apply tuition remission benefits must contact the Human Resources Office to determine benefit eligibility. Approval by Human Resources does not guarantee enrollment in the desired course(s). Tuition-remission eligible students must also complete the Special-Status Application and be admitted by the Office of Admission.

Special-status students are not eligible for need based financial assistance from Colorado College.

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