Special Status

Special Status Admission

Special status applicants are individuals who wish to take a limited number of post-baccalaureate classes at Oglethorpe for academic credit, or who are non-traditional students who desire to begin college coursework prior to being admitted to a degree-seeking program.

Special status students may enroll for a maximum of 16 semester hours. Individuals desiring to enroll for additional courses must apply as regular, degree-seeking candidates. Special status students are not eligible for financial assistance, and tuition is due before the first day of class.

Candidates for special status admission must either:

  • Be graduated from another accredited college or university or
  • Be at least 22 years of age.

Special status candidates must meet any prerequisites for the courses in which they seek to enroll.

A completed application for special status admission includes the following:

  • Submission of the below special status application;
  • Payment of the non-refundable $50;
  • Our receipt of an official transcript from your most recent institution.

For all start terms, special status applications are considered on a rolling admission basis. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are completed, provided that sufficient time remains for processing and enrollment.

If approved, registration is completed by your counselor after submitting your Course Preference Form, available on your student Petrel Portal after admission. There is no self-service online registration for special status students.

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