Emory welcomes applications from transient students as well—students who wish to enhance their studies at their home institutions by enrolling at Emory for one or two semesters. As a transient student, you are not admitted into an Emory College degree program but your credits here may count toward your degree program at your primary place of study. Though there are many reasons for transient status, often a transient student is here only for summer school. Please click here to apply for Transient status.
Students in Special Standing
As a student in special standing, Emory employees may take course work at the University on a part-time basis and as a non-degree-seeking student.
Applicants must submit the completed Application for Students in Special Standing along with an official high school transcript with graduation date or official college transcript and a $50 non-refundable application fee. The deadline for fall admission is July 1 and for spring admission December 1. For summer school the applicant should consult Emory College’s website and the specific instructions for summer study.
As Emory employees, students in special standing may qualify for the University's Courtesy Scholarship. Applicants must complete the Courtesy Scholarship application in OPUS. Visit Emory Human Resources benefits site for additional information.
If a student wishes to continue as a student in special standing for any subsequent semester, he or she must notify the Office of Admission in writing no later than thirty days prior to the beginning of the next semester. This must be done for each semester in which the student wishes to enroll. If the student fails to notify the Office of Admission and enrolls through the regular registration process, his or her registration will automatically be canceled, and the student will have to wait until the following semester to reapply.
Acceptance as a student in special standing in no way obligates Emory University to accept such a student at a later date as a degree candidate. If a student in special standing applies as a degree candidate at a later date, he or she must do so through the normal admission process and will not be given any special consideration because of his or her attendance at Emory as a student in special standing.