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Visiting and Special Student Programs

Visiting Students

The visiting student program allows students from other colleges to attend Colgate on a temporary basis. Visiting students are limited to one term of enrollment at Colgate.

Students from other colleges may apply to participate in a Colgate off-campus study group. To participate in a Colgate off-campus study program, students must contact the director of international programs, who coordinates admission to the groups. 

A student may apply to Colgate as a visiting student any time after completing one term at the home college. Visiting students do not receive priority in the scheduling of classes and are not eligible to apply for financial aid.

To apply complete the application for visiting and special students. The postmark deadline for fall admission is March 15 and November 1 for spring admission. In addition to the completed application, visiting students must submit the $60 application fee, official high school transcript(s), official college transcript(s), academic report, and standardized test results.

Special Students

The special student option typically is limited to a few area residents who wish to enroll for less than a full course load.

Special student status is an exception; Colgate's campus does not readily lend itself to part-time, nonresidential students. Those who take less than a full course load must plan on commuting, as there is no provision in the residential facilities for those taking less than a full academic program. Special students do not receive priority in the scheduling of classes and are not eligible for financial aid from Colgate.

To apply, complete the application for visiting and special students. The postmark deadline for fall admission is March 15 and November 1 for spring admission. In addition to the completed application, special students must submit the $60 application fee, official high school transcript(s), official college transcript(s), and standardized test results.