The Office of Graduate Student Services is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.


Special Graduate Student

Wesleyan University offers the opportunity to take graduate courses on a non-degree basis as a special graduate student. Students in this category may enroll in two courses per semester with the instructor's approval.  Summer and winter session courses are not available to special graduate students.  

All persons holding a BA degree or its equivalent will be counted in the category of special graduate students, regardless of the level of instruction (undergraduate or graduate) or the field of study in which they plan to work.  Special graduate students are not eligible for graduate housing or for services provided at the student health center. Special graduate students are subject to the Honor Code and the Code of Non-Academic Conduct. 

Completed applications, an official transcript of the student’s most recent academic work, and a check payable to Wesleyan University for the $55 nonrefundable application fee must be submitted to the Office of Graduate Student Services.

Course Registration
The special graduate student is required to obtain written permission from the instructor of the course in which he or she wishes to be enrolled, and permission from the chair of the department under which the course is offered. Submit completed forms to the Office of Graduate Student Services. Degree-seeking matriculated students have priority over special students in spaces available in classes.

Tuition for special graduate students is Wesleyan's per-credit tuition rate. 

Payment in full is due with all registrations.  Payment may be made by check or money order, payable to Wesleyan University. Special graduate students are not charged the graduate activity fee.

Financial Aid
Wesleyan financial aid is not offered to Special Graduate Students. Students enrolled in other colleges or universities should check with their financial aid office.

For more information please contact the Office of Graduate Student Services at 860-685-2390.