Special Student Admissions

Admission of Special Students

Special students at Methodist University are defined as non-degree seeking students who enroll in courses on a one-time or intermittent basis for reasons including personal enrichment, professional development, or completion of graduate school prerequisites. Special students can be separated into two groups: those who have completed a bachelor’s degree and those who have not. Students who have completed a bachelor’s degree must submit an official transcript from the degree granting institution as proof of graduation to be admitted as a special student. Students who have not completed a bachelor’s degree must submit an official high school transcript or GED results to be admitted. Special students will be allowed to register for up to 30 semester hours before being required to apply as degree-seeking, regular students and meet all admissions requirements. Special student enrollment is subject to the availability of space in the desired course(s). Special students wishing to enroll in a course with prerequisite requirements must be able to show successful completion of those prerequisites through provision of official college transcript(s). Special students may not live on campus, participate in intercollegiate athletics, receive federal or state financial assistance or utilize veteran’s benefits.

Visiting Students

An applicant seeking admission as a visiting student must have a letter of permission from his or her resident college forwarded to the Admissions Office. 344 Back to Table of Contents MU Undergraduate Catalogue 2016 – 2017

High School Dual Enrollment

High school-age students who possess outstanding academic potential and who would benefit by attending Methodist University may do so under the following circumstances:

  • The student should be at least 16 years of age and classified as a junior based on high school courses completed.
  • High school-age students may attend Methodist University on a space-available basis. The schedule of courses to be taken must be approved by Executive Vice President and Academic Dean.
  • Interested students must submit an application as a special student to the Office of Admissions.
  • The applicant may be required to submit a letter from his/her guidance counselor or home school administrator.

Tuition for Special Students

Special students will be charged the standard per-hour tuition as described in the Finances section

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