Non-Degree Readmission

Who Is This For?

Use the re-admission process described on this page if you...

  1. were registered as a special standing student in LGS within the last five years, and
  2. are not currently enrolled in one or more courses as a special standing student.

If you have never been a special standing student in LGS, or if you were but it has been more than five years, then you should use the regular special standing admission process.

If you are currently enrolled as a special standing student in LGS, then you can register for next term by emailing the course information and permissions (see below) to Tamika Hairston at tamika.hairston@emory.edu.

Questions?  Email Tamika Hairston at tamika.hairston@emory.edu

To apply for re-admission as a non-degree student, you need to know which course(s) you want to enroll in and have permission from the instructor(s) to enroll. 

LGS Student Action Online Form 

To submit a form, you may need a signed signature form.  Read the instructions.

Student Action Online Form

Be sure to read the instructions below and collect the information you will need.  When you are ready to apply, use our student action online form; the link is in the box to the right.  On the second page, you choose the action "apply for readmission as a special standing / non-degree student."

1.  Apply when the term is open.

Non-degree applications for the next several terms are open as below.

Term Application Opens Application Closes
Spring 2018 October 30 January 16
Summer 2018 February 9 May 21
Fall 2018 March 26 September 5

Applications to enroll as a special standing student in a given term open when pre-registration for that term opens, and close at the start of classes.  Exact dates for the next several terms are in the box to the right.  Don't submit an application until the application period has opened.

2.  Know which course(s) you want to enroll in.

The application asks you to complete a number of fields of information about the course(s) you want to enroll in: subject, class number, instructor, etc.  It is important that you complete all the fields for each class, so we will know how to enroll you.  The document below shows you the fields on the application, and explains what information to enter into them.

You must complete this information for at least one course. 

This is essential: if you do not specify at least one course to enroll in, we will deny your application.

3.  Have permission from the instructor(s) to enroll.

You need to request permission from the instructor for each each course you want to enroll in, and attach the permission(s) to your application.  For each course, obtain permission from the instructor via email, then save the reply email from the instructor as a pdf document, and attach it in the relevant field of the application.  Email is the easiest method, but scanned letters on letterhead will of course also work.

For each course you list on the application, you must attach a document showing that the instructor has given you permission to enroll. 

This is essential: if you do not include this, we will deny your application.

You may want to ask the instructor for "overload permission."  When a semester starts, degree seeking students have priority in registering for courses.  If a course you want to enroll in fills up with degree seeking students, we will not be able to enroll you, even if we have a permission email from the instructor.  However, if the email from the instructor explicitly gives you "overload permission," then we can enroll you in an otherwise full class.  So to prevent another round of request and response, you may want to ask the instructor to give you overload permission from the start.

Then what happens?

If your application is complete, we will process your application to enroll.  We will send you a email letting you know you have been admited, and that enrollment is pending.

As soon as the semester starts, we will enroll you in the course(s) you selected, and let you know you have been enrolled.  If a course fills up and you don't have overload permission, we will email  you to let you know that you need to request overload permission before we can enroll you.