Degree-seeking students are those admitted for undergraduate study and pursuing a program of study leading to an undergraduate degree.
Students admitted with English conditions may be allowed to take 100-level or higher courses with permission from their academic advisor, based on a list of courses approved by the academic departments.
Students admitted with conditions have two semesters to satisfy the criteria established by the English and Mathematics departments for placement in general studies courses (credit-bearing courses). Exceptions can be made by the Conditions Review Committee. The Condition Review Committee will evaluate the student’s progress, review the recommendations of the chairs of the English and Applied Literacy departments or the Mathematics and Computer Science department, and make recommendations about continued enrollment
Special students are those who are enrolled in undergraduate courses, but are not pursuing a program of study leading to an undergraduate degree. Students must request special student status from the Registrar's Office each semester. Non-degree special students are not limited in the number of semesters they may attend Gallaudet. If special students later wish to apply for admission to the undergraduate program, they must satisfy the requirements for undergraduate admission.
Students currently enrolled at an accredited college, university, or community college may take courses at Gallaudet for up to two semesters and transfer all credits earned back to their home institutions. Visiting students often attend Gallaudet in order to enhance their current understanding of and involvement within the deaf community. Requirements for visiting students are:
Students currently attending Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio or McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland may attend Gallaudet through the Exchange Student Program for one semester. Requirements for exchange students are: