Special Student Status
With Special Student status and program approval, individuals may take a maximum of nine (9) degree-applicable credits prior to formal admission to the Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Watch the brief video below for information and instructions on how to register for classes as a special student.
Information and application form for individuals seeking Special Student status:
Registration as a Special Student requires program approval and may be on a space available basis. In addition, candidates may be required to provide documentation such as transcripts, resume, a statement of intent, and/or schedule an interview with the program faculty before being granted Special Student status. Not all classes are accessible to students who wish to register as a Special Student. Please contact your program of interest for specific information regarding course availability as a Special Student.
Information about course offerings, times, and locations, can be found by using WebAdvisor. Use the links below to find course times and to print and complete the Special Student registration form.
The following programs require approval prior to registration as a Special Student:
- Professional Mental Health Counseling-Addictions
- Professional Metal Health Counseling
- Educational Leadership: Educational Specialist, Master of Education, and license only programs
- Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
- School Counseling
- School Psychology.
- Teacher Education - all Inservice programs
- Eating Disorders Certificate
- Ecopsychology Certificate
- Northwest Writing Institute
The following programs do not allow Special Student status:
- Doctor of Education in Leadership
- Teacher Education - all Preservice programs
NOTE: Special Student status does not guarantee formal admission to the Graduate School of Education and Counseling.
Information for current Lewis & Clark undergraduates and law students regarding cross college registration:
A Lewis & Clark undergraduate student may also register for graduate level classes as a Special Student. He or she may be eligible to register for designated courses at the graduate school if he or she have completed 93 undergraduate credits, if he or she is in good standing, is registered as a full-time student* during the semester of cross-registration (taking no fewer than 12 credits) at the College of Arts & Sciences, and obtained the consent of the graduate course instructor and graduate registrar.
In order to apply credit earned in a graduate course to an undergraduate major, the student must obtain approval in advance from the major department chair in the College of Arts and Sciences.
A Lewis & Clark law student may be eligible to register for designated courses at the graduate school, the student must have completed the first year of law school and obtain approval in advance from the registrar at the law school, He or she must be in good standing, registered as a full-time student* during the semester of cross-registration (taking no fewer than 12 credits) at the law school and obtained the consent of the graduate course instructor and graduate registrar. Course fees are the responsibility of the student.
*During summer, students need not be registered as full-time students at the College of Arts & Sciences or Law School, but regular graduate tuition rates will be assessed for graduate credits.
Use the link below for the cross registration form to complete and submit to your home campus registrar’s office.