Special Student Status in the College of Human Ecology
Students may apply for Special Student (or Visiting Student) Status if you are enrolled at other institutions and interested in particular programs in the College, or have a bachelor’s degree and are preparing for graduate study or jobs and careers in Human Ecology–related fields, or have interrupted their education and are considering completing degree programs. Students accepted in the non-degree status of Special Student may enroll for a maximum of two semesters. During the second semester of attendance, a special student must either apply for admission as a transfer student or plan to terminate studies in the college at the end of the semester.
Visiting students must complete the Transfer Common Application and Cornell University Transfer Supplement to the Transfer Common Application, found online at www.commonapp.org, and submit any applicable supplemental materials required of transfer students.
Special students must to take a minimum of 12 credits each semester and to take one-half or more of their work in the College of Human Ecology. Courses taken while a person is classified as a Special Student may be counted toward the requirements of a bachelor’s degree. Those interested in becoming Special Students should make appointments to discuss admissions procedures in the Office of Admission (170 MVR, (607) 255-5471).