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Special Students

The status of "Special Student" applies to someone who is not enrolling in a degree program, rather is enrolling in an individual course for one or more of the following reason:

  • For personal enrichment
  • Toward a certificate rather than a degree
  • If you plan to transfer the course to another institution
  • If you want to start a course(s) while your admission process is completed

Special Students

  • Can enroll in a maximum of 12 credits
  • Must meet prerequisites for courses
  • Are not obligated to follow specific degree requirements
  • Are not eligible for financial aid
  • May be admitted to a degree program after completing the admission process and any in-progress coursework. Check program requirements for more information.

Undergraduate Special Students

To enroll

  1. Review a complete list of online and print-based courses in the course offerings
  2. Complete the Special Student Application.

Graduate Special Students

Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree from a nationally or regionally accredited institution recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) may register as a Special Student. You will receive academic credit for courses taken while on this status.

To enroll

  1. Review a complete list of online courses in the course offerings.
  2. Complete the Special Student Application.    

UW-Platteville Campus Students

If you are a current UW-Platteville campus student, stop in the Distance Learning Center for more information on borrowing an online course. Prior to stopping in, take a look at how online courses compare to on campus courses.

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Fall: Final Drop Deadline

Monday, October 27, 2014


Print-Based Courses Only

Saturday, November 15, 2014


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