Students who wish to pursue academic courses for purposes other than a University of Charleston degree can be admitted to the University as special students. Such students must be in good academic standing in all previously attended institutions, and are subject to all academic rules and regulations of the University of Charleston. Special students should possess the requisite academic background for college-level work. A maximum of 15 credit hours may be accumulated as a special student unless the Office of Admissions makes an exception based on individual circumstances.
Most courses at the University of Charleston can be audited (taken for no college credit). Enrollment requires submission of a "Non-Degree Student Application.” Enrollment is contingent upon class size and availability. Once a course is audited it may not be taken again for credit.
To obtain permission to enroll as a special student or a non-degree student, applicants contact the Student Solutions Office.