Special Student, Undergraduate
Special Status students can enroll in a limited number of undergraduate credit hours and are classified with a non-degree status. Examples of special students include:
- High school students wishing to dual enroll in pre-approved courses
- Individuals wishing to take courses for personal enjoyment and professional development
- Individuals needing prerequisites for professional schools
Students interested in graduate studies at Clemson and who need undergraduate prerequisite courses should apply non-degree through the Clemson Graduate School.
The special student status is not a "trial admission" status and students who have been denied regular admission are not eligible.
Potential non-degree students should submit the Special Student Application. Supporting documents may be requested if needed. Financial aid is not available. The number of undergraduate credit hours taken in this status may vary by program, but no more than 18 semester hours will be allowed. Once the credit hour limit has been reached, the student must apply to a degree-seeking program if he or she wishes to take additional courses.
Questions should be directed to Clemson Admissions.
Non-Degree Seeking, Graduate
If you wish to apply as a non-degree student, you must complete an application for Graduate Admission. A transcript will be required confirming the award of the bachelor's degree. Additional policies and requirements are available through the Graduate School.
Questions should be directed to Graduate Admissions.