Special Students


A student who is not pursuing a bachelor's degree from Loras College, but would like to enroll in up to 11 credits per semester is considered a special student.  This status includes:  1) those who have not earned a bachelor's degree who wish to take courses for personal enrichment; 2) those who regularly attend another college or university and wish to earn credit for transfer back to the home institution; 3) those who have received a bachelor's degree and wish to earn additional undergraduate credit.  Special students must submit the following materials to the Office of Admission:
  1. A completed Loras College Special Student application
  2. Nonrefundable $25.00 application fee
  3. Official transcript(s)
    a. High school (if you are a high school student or have not attended college)
    b. College(s) from each college/university attended
  4. A completed Registration form
Students will be notified by the Admission Office when they can register.

Any special student who has not completed a bachelor's degree and wishes to continue at Loras beyond one summer session or one semester must complete the regular application procedure and provide additional documentation as needed.

Participation in the January term is generally limited to Loras College students who are enrolled in a degree program.  Students who are attending another college who wish to enroll in a January term course must receive permission from the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs to participate.  As part of this process, the student must submit an official transcript from the student’s home institution.  Non-Loras students participating in a January term course will be charged the current part-time student tuition rate and all fees associated with the course.

A special student is not eligible for financial aid and may be reclassified as a degree-seeking student whenever he/she fulfills the admissions entrance requirements, or by action of the Admission Committee.

A special student who is pursuing coursework beyond the bachelor's degree has no restrictions on the number of credits in which he/she may enroll. A special student should contact the Financial Planning Office concerning financial aid options

Special students participating in the January term are subject to the Loras College academic, financial, and non-academic rules and regulations

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Rebecca O. Ohnesorge
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Dubuque, Iowa 52001-4399
Rebecca.Ohnesorge@loras.edu
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