A high school graduate, not a candidate for a degree, may apply for admission as a non-matriculated student. Normally, such a student may enroll in a maximum of two courses per semester and take no more than eight courses as a non-matriculated guest student.
Taking courses as a guest student requires filing an application for guest student status with the admissions office as well as permission of the instructor(s) of the course(s) involved.
A guest student who may later wish to become a candidate for a degree and a matriculated student at Gettysburg must submit an application under regular admission procedures as either a first-year or transfer student. Guest students have the same academic classroom duties and privileges as regular full-time students, but no promise is made in advance that the guest student will be admitted as a candidate for a degree.