Special Students

Students who wish to further their education, but are not immediately seeking a degree from a UW-Platteville campus may apply as a special student. Students in this category are ineligible for financial aid.

Special Student Application Procedure and Admission Guidelines

In order to be enrolled as a special non-degree student for the Fall or Spring semester, the applicant must complete the online special student application (https://apply.wisconsin.edu/).  For students interested in Winterim or Summer courses, applications are available through the Office of the Registrar.   A new application is required for each term a student would like to enroll as a special student.  Although transcripts are not required, prospective students are required to have graduated from a recognized high school or its equivalent. Students who, after having been a special student, wish to seek a degree must complete the admission process for degree-seeking students and matriculate before they have earned 30 semester credits as a special student. It is important to note that special students may not register for more than 12 semester credits per semester unless authorized by the Registrar’s Office or the provost.