Special students are enrolled in curriculum courses for credit but are not working toward earning a degree, diploma, or certificate. Special students must have met all prerequisites before registering for a course. If a special student decides to earn a degree, diploma, or certificate, he or she must complete all requirements for general admission. Special students may receive credit toward graduation for 15 credit hours completed prior to acceptance into a curriculum program. Additional credit hours may be accepted at the discretion of the department chair of the program the student plans to enter.