Guest/non-degree Seeking Students

Students not seeking to earn a bachelor’s degree from Central College may be admitted and allowed to enroll in courses as guest students. Guest students may enroll on a full- or part-time basis, but are not eligible for any financial aid from Central College, the State of Iowa or federal entitlement programs. Guest students, who at a later date seek to earn a degree at Central College, must apply for admission to the College as a degree-seeking student and meet the admission requirements detailed above.

No more than 15 semester hours of credit earned while a guest student will be applied to a bachelor’s degree program at Central; a guest student who might later seek degree-seeking status is therefore advised to formally apply for admission as a degree-seeking student as soon as possible.

Non-degree seeking, guest students are not required to meet the standards of satisfactory academic progress; however, Central College reserves the right to evaluate guest students’ academic progress, to make recommendations for improving progress and to take progress-related actions (including but not limited to suspension or dismissal from the College). Guest student registration forms are available from the registrar’s office, or online at