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Special Student (Non-degree program)

The Faculty of Graduate Students and Research (FGSR) at the University of Alberta also offers opportunities for advanced studies in a non-degree format where students take graduate level courses for credit without proceeding toward a graduate degree. If authorized to take a course, they apply as Special Students using the paper application process. The department will then forward an admission recommendation and Manual Registration form approving the specified course (s) to FGSR. 

For more information, see the Graduate Program Manual Section 5.12 Categories of Graduate Students for definitions. You can also refer to Section 6.6 Special & Visiting Students for information regarding re-application after one year of completed studies.

Please note: Not all departments offer special student programs.