Special Credit Admissions

Applicants who do not wish to pursue a particular program of study can be admitted as Special Credit/Visiting (non-degree seeking) students. These students will be enrolled for the purpose of gaining special skills or personal enrichment, but do not want to complete a degree, diploma, or certificate.

Examples of a Special Credit/Visiting student status may include, but are not limited to the following:

students who are visiting from another college or university

students taking summer courses to transfer back to their primary college or university

students taking courses for personal enrichment

students taking courses to meet requirements at another college or university

Any person seeking special student status must submit a Carteret Community College Application for Admission, which includes completing Residency Determination through RDS for tuition purposes (Steps 1 & 2 in the admissions process), but is not required to submit official high school or college transcripts. However, Special Credit/Visiting students are required to show proof they meet all course prerequisites. Most college-level courses have a prerequisite minimum reading and writing proficiency, which can be met by either appropriate placement test scores or proof of completion of a college level English course with a “C” grade or better. Credits earned under the Special Credit/Visiting student classification may be applied toward a degree, diploma, or certificate program at a later date. Please be aware that Special Credit/Visiting student status does not qualify for financial aid or veterans benefits. Students wishing to change their status from Special Credit/Visiting student to a degree, diploma, or certificate must complete the full admissions process.

For additional information on special credit/visiting student admissions, please contact:

Admissions Office
E-mail: admissions@carteret.edu
Phone: (252) 222-6154 or (252) 222-6155

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