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Special Student Admission Process 

Special Students intend only to take classes at UW Eau Claire.  They may later choose to apply for full admission. 

For application and registration instructions see:

Special Students:

  • Are limited to a maximum of eight credits or two classes per semester

  • May accumulate no more than 29 credits before applying for admission

  • Are not eligible for state and federal financial aid. They may apply for the Returning Adult Student Grant through Nontraditional Student Services, and are eligible to work on campus as a non-federal work-study student

  • Sign up for classes just before the beginning of each semester. Course selection is limited 

  • Receive advising through Nontraditional Student Services, Schofield 226, 836-3259
Note: The credits and Grade Point Average (GPA) earned as a Special Student will count the same as they do for an Admitted Student.