An academically talented student who lives at home, attends a local high school and has written permission from parents or legal guardian and the high school, or other members of the community have two options regarding the possibility of attending classes at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Neither of these options includes or implies admission to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology as a regular degree-seeking student.
Under the first option, the student may take a course for graded credit by filling out a "Non-Degree Student" application to be submitted to the Rose-Hulman Committee on Admissions and Standing for approval. After the application is approved, the student pays the prevailing per-credit-hour tuition, and a permanent Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology academic record is generated for the student. This procedure is followed each quarter the student wishes to take a class (or classes) at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. In the case of a local high school student, the Rose-Hulman Registrar sends a copy of the completed and approved "Non-Degree Student" application to the high school.
The Second option is less formal in that the student contacts the head of the department teaching the course in which enrollment is desired and asks the department head for permission to attend class. If the head of the department approves the request, the student fills out a "Guest Student" application and submits it to the Registrar, who forwards a copy to the high school if applicable. Under this option, the student pays no tuition, and no official records are generated. Generally, this option is not available for courses which include laboratories. This procedure is followed each quarter the student wishes to take a class (or classes) at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. A student may not change their enrollment status in a course from "Guest Student" to "Non-Degree Student".
For more information see Classification of Students.
Exceptions & Questions: Consult the Registrar.