Applicants completing requirements from another institution of higher education and having authorization to enroll in a course(s) at Polytec are classified as special students.
Also, applicants who are not interested in obtaining an academic degree or receiving a grade from Polytec, except for use as professional development, are classified as special students. Special Students are not eligible for financial aid.

All special students must:

  • Submit a completed application form for admission including a non-refundable $30 (for undergraduate) and $50 (for graduate) application fee that is not applied to the registration charges

  • Submit an authorization as a Special Student.

Special Student to Regular Student Status

If a special student seeks a classification change, all requirements from the Admissions Office must be met and a grade of “C” or better must be earned in the enrolled course. A special student qualifies for financial aid only when the classification to a regular student is official.