Special Students - Adults 62 and Older

Any person 62 years of age or older may be eligible to enroll in traditional undergraduate courses at the discretion of the university.


What do I need to know?

  1. The Special Student application is due in the registrar's office before 5pm on Friday of the first week of the semester. See specific semester dates on the academic calendar.
  2. Adults 62 Special Students are not eligible to participate in institutional financial aid programs.
  3. Adults 62 Special Students are limited to 12 credits per fall or spring semester.
  4. Adults 62 Special Students are limited to three classes in the Summer Online sessions during summer semester.
  5. A special student registration application must be completed each semester you intend to enroll. List the class you would like to take, including the course section (example: ECON 201 C Principles of Microeconomics).
  6. Enrollment is allowed on a space-available basis only. Any course prerequisites must be met in order to be registered for the requested class. Your registration will be processed on the first day of the semester.
  7. Courses in the following programs do not allow special student registration: Undergraduate: Art and Design (ARTS, ARTD, INTD), and programs requiring admission to the major. 
  8. All courses require professor and department chair permission to enroll. The registrar's office will contact the department for you once your application has been received.
  9. Regular admission is required to enter a degree/certificate program. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more information. Special student enrollment does not guarantee subsequent admission to any degree/certificate program. At the point of admission to a degree program, students will be required to pay the regular tuition rate.
  10. A maximum of 12 hours taken as a special student through the Adults 62 Special Student Program may transfer to a degree program.
  11. Employees of the university should refer to the Human Resources department for information on tuition remission requirements, deadlines and applications.

Application Procedure

  1. Search the Class Schedule to find a listing of available courses.
  2. Browse the Catalog for course descriptions.
  3. Complete the online application.
  4. All courses require department permission to be registered. The registrar's office will contact the department for you once your application has been received.
  5. On the first day of class, the student should contact the registrar's office to determine if space is available for the course. If the space is available, the student will be admitted to the class and charged course and lab fees if applicable.


If you have questions, please contact the registrar's office at 503-554-2218 or by email at registrar@georgefox.edu.