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Special Status Applicants

Application may be made to the college for entry as a Special Status Student (non-degree seeking), either for credit or non-credit. All Special Status students are limited to a total of 12 credit hours.

There are four Special Status categories:

Special Status/Credit
Special Status/Credit students receive academic credit for classes satisfactorily completed. These credits are available for transfer or may be used toward the requirements for any of the degree programs at Watkins, provided the student applies and is accepted as a degree-seeking student into the program. Students are required to complete the same attendance and class work requirements as degree-seeking students and will receive a grade.

Costs for Special Status Credit students– $725 per credit hour,plus $65 per credit  hour student fees. Each class is 3 credit hours.

Special Status/Non-Credit (audit)
Students wishing to audit a class must apply under the Special Status/Non-Credit category.  Non-credit students are required to complete the same attendance and class work requirements as credit students to receive a grade of P. Students not meeting these requirements will receive a grade of F.

Costs for Special Status Non-Credit (Audit) – $330 per credit hour, plus $65 per credit hour student fees. Each class is 3 credit hours.

Special Status/Transient
Students who are currently enrolled at another college or university and who wish to take a course at Watkins College and transfer back the credits to their primary institution may apply for admission as a Special Status/Transient student.  Applicants in this category are required to provide an official transcript or letter of good standing from their college or university as well as proof of prerequisite fulfillment. Transfer credit evaluation remains with the institution where the student is enrolled. Students are advised to contact their primary college prior to pursuing this status as acceptance of credit is at the will of the receiving institution.

Costs for Special Status Credit students– $725 per credit hour,plus $65 per credit  hour student fees. Each class is 3 credit hours.

Special Status/Dual Enrollment
Watkins offers  certain fundamental college-level courses to secondary school (high school) students in excellent academic standing (GPA of 3.0 or better). Secondary school students who have not yet received their high school diploma must provide their high school transcript and have the recommendation from their high school counselor. Secondary school students who enroll in credit courses at Watkins College with the intention of transferring those course credits to other institutions must understand before they enroll at Watkins that each institution determines on its own what credits it will accept from other institutions. Secondary school students who enroll in courses for credit at Watkins will be governed by the same academic rules and regulations that apply to regular undergraduate students at Watkins. They will be charged the same tuition and fees as regular undergraduate students. Additional information concerning Dual Enrollment, including a list of courses available under this program, may be obtained from the Admissions Office.  Please note that currently the State of Tennessee does provide some monetary assistance for dual-credit enrollment.  For more information please contact www.TN.gov/CollegePays.

Costs for Special Status Credit students– $725 per credit hour,plus $65 per credit  hour student fees. Each class is 3 credit hours.

All Special Status Applicants must:

  • Complete the Special Status Application available for download below.
  • If the requested class(es) have prerequisites, submit an official transcript from a college showing the required class has been completed.
  • If the Special Status application is for transient credit, students must provide an official transcript or letter of good standing from their current institution.
  • Submit a brief statement of purpose explaining their goal in taking the class(es).

Once the application has been completed it will be submitted to the chair of the program in which the class resides.  If approved, the applicant will register for the class on a space-available basis once all degree seeking students have completed registration.  No payment for the class will be required until registration.

Important: Special status are not eligible to receive financial aid.

 

Special Status Application