WHAT IS A SPECIAL STUDENT?
Special students at Methodist University are defined as non-degree-seeking students who enroll in courses on a one-time or intermittent basis for reasons including personal enrichment or professional development. Once such individuals provide an official high school/GED transcript as proof of [diploma], they will be classified as special students by the Office of Admissions and may register for a maximum of 30 credit hours (Online students taking only one online course can register before submitting their transcript; however, the transcript must be submitted before completion of the course). Special student enrollment is subject to the availability of space in the course. Special students may not live on campus. Veteran benefits are not available to special students.
HOW DOES A SPECIAL STUDENT REGISTER FOR A METHODIST UNIVERSITY ONLINE COURSE?
Application for Online courses is made through the MU at Night Office (910-630-7190). Click here to access the application. Any applicant desiring to enroll at Methodist University as a special student must provide an official high school/GED transcript as proof of graduation. However, online students taking only one online course can register before submitting their transcript, as long as it is received by the MU at Night Office before completion of the course.
To register for Methodist University Online courses, current students must complete and submit both the application and a Methodist University Online Data Schedule. Return your completed document to Dr. Tina Miller, MU at Night & Extended Learning, Methodist University, 5400 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC 28311. You may also FAX your document to Dr. Miller at (910) 630-7519. If you have any questions, contact her at (800) 488-7110 x 7190.
WHAT IF I WANT TO CONTINUE OVER 30 HOURS?
After completion of 30 credit hours, special students who wish to continue taking courses at Methodist University must meet all admission requirements (includes taking the English Placement Test, submitting SAT/ACT scores, and providing all transcripts).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NEW STUDENTS
At the time a student completes his/her first class at Methodist University, he/she is considered, for enrollment purposes, a Methodist University student. In order to receive subsequent academic credit at Methodist University for course work taken at another institution after becoming enrolled, the student must obtain prior written approval from the Office of the Registrar in the form of a visiting student letter. Please contact the Registrar, Ms. Jasmin Brown (910-630-7318), for more information.