Special Student Program
Spring 2014 term begins
January 22, 2014
Applications are best received by December 13, 2013 but will be accepted until the start of the semester.
The Special Student program supports adults who wish to pursue academic work outside of a traditional university degree program. Special Students may apply to take up to two undergraduate courses at Brown in the fall, spring, or summer terms.
Enrollment as a Special Student is approved on a semester-by-semester basis and does not imply admission to candidacy for a degree.
What Type of Special Student Am I?
There are several types of Special Students coordinated through Brown University Continuing Education:
Post-baccalaureate undergraduate students: For adults holding at least a baccalaureate degree (BA or BS) who wish to take a course either for undergraduate credit or as an undergraduate auditor.
Employee Education Program (EEP) students: For Brown University employees who wish to take a work-related course. Brown employees who wish to take a non-work-related undergraduate course may apply as a post-baccalaureate undergraduate student through the Special Student program.
AICU Language Consortium students: For students currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at a participating Rhode Island institution who wish to take a course in a foreign language not offered at the student’s home institution.
Postdoctoral Fellows: For Brown-affiliated postdocs in fields other than Biology and Medicine who wish to take an undergraduate course either for credit or as an auditor (see below if you are a postdoctoral fellow in Biology and Medicine).
Advanced Secondary School students: For qualified rising and graduated high school seniors who wish to take an undergraduate course during the fall or spring semesters. For courses during the summer, learn about Summer Session and Pre-College Program options.
The following types of special students are NOT coordinated through Continuing Education; to apply for one of these programs, contact the applicable office.
Students currently enrolled in undergraduate programs at institutions other than Brown who wish to take an undergraduate course (other than a Language Consortium course, as described above) should apply to be a visiting undergraduate student through the Office of College Admission.
Students who have not yet completed their undergraduate degree and who wish to matriculate at Brown should contact the Resumed Undergraduate Education Program sponsored by the Dean of the College.
Post-baccalaureate students wishing to take a course for graduate credit should apply to be a special student through Brown’s Graduate School.
Postdoctoral Fellows in Biology and Medicine, including Teaching Fellows, MDs, and PhDs, should apply to be a special student through Brown’s Graduate School, and contact the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in the Division of Biology and Medicine with any questions.
Employees who wish to take Brown courses as degree candidates or who wish to take courses at an institution other than Brown should contact Human Resources to learn about applicable guidelines of the Employee Education Benefit Program.