Special Status Student
Students who do not intend to pursue a degree program may be admitted under special status. Proof of bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in graduate courses under special status. International applicants must demonstrate proof of English language proficiency and submit the International Special Status Supplement form. Special status students must secure the appropriate departmental administrator’s signature on the special status form prior to submitting it for registration. Admission as a special status student does not guarantee admission to any University of Denver graduate degree program. In the event that the student subsequently wishes to undertake a degree program at the University of Denver, the regular application procedures must be followed, including the submission of the required application fee. No more than 15-credit hours earned in special status may be applied to the degree.
Special status students must apply each term in the appropriate graduate unit. Special status students may not register during priority registration, but may register immediately prior to the beginning of each term. Some academic units do not allow special status enrollment.
Note: Special status students interested in taking Iliff School of Theology courses must register at Iliff. The classes will be counted as special status hours, not transfer courses, towards the DU-Iliff Joint PhD program with advisor approval upon acceptance into the Joint PhD program.