Transient Students

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Undergraduates from other U.S. colleges and universities may apply to be a non-degree seeking transient student. Make the most of your summer. Join other students at Emory this summer!

Students In Special Standing

Students who hold an undergraduate degree and wish to enroll in undergraduate or graduate courses but do not desire admission to a degree program may apply for admission in special standing in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Applications are available from the Graduate School, 209 Administration Building, and must be submitted at least one month prior to the start of the sessino. Contact the Graduate School at 404-727-6028.

There is no guarantee that credit will be awarded for courses taken in special standing. Students may petition for credit toward a degree for work taken in special standing only after having been admitted formally to a degree program.

Below are the steps to follow in order to apply to attend Emory this summer.

1) Complete the online application. You will be required to submit a Letter of Good Standing from your home institution and pay the $75 non-refundable application fee online. If you attended Emory as a transient student in a previous summer, this application fee is waived.  Contact to request this waiver.

2) Once your application is verified complete, it will be marked final acceptance. 

3) After final review, you will receive an official final acceptance notification.

4) Log-in to the OISP portal to view additional Pre-Arrival details in your online application checklist.


Tuition is assessed per credit hour during the summer. Emory, Oxford, and transient students are assessed $1,658 per credit hour on campus and $140 for student athletic and health fees; $1,327 per credit hour for online courses and $50 technology fee. See our Tuition & Fees page for more details.

Transient Student Summer Scholarship

Transient students admitted to Emory College for the summer may apply for the Emory College Transient Student Summer Scholarship. The scholarship application is included as part of the admission application.

The online application will provide a place for you to upload the additional required documentation:

  • Copy of your 2019-2020 financial aid award letter from your home institution

Deadline to apply: May 18, 2020

Partial tuition awards are based on financial need and academic merit.

Courtesy Scholarship Benefit

Emory employees who qualify for the Courtesy Scholarship benefit may apply that discount towards the tuition of their child/dependent enrolled in credit-bearing undergraduate course work.

Employees should consult Emory Human Resources to find out if they qualify for a courtesy benefit.

Course Enrollment

Upon notification of your acceptance to Emory University as a transient non-degree seeking student, you will receive written instructions on how to log onto and enroll in a course(s).

Accepted transient students may also enroll in person on May 12 for Maymester, May 18 for first session or June 29 for second session. Students needing assistance, may visit the Summer Programs office, 200 Candler Library, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Refer to the Summer Course Atlas below for all courses available. 


Note: To find specific courses for online, on campus or Maymester, filter by session.

For additional assistance or questions, email or contact the Summer Programs Office at 404-727-0671.

Upon completion of summer course work, transient students may request an official transcript to be sent to their home institution.  The student's home institution determines if the credits will be accepted and how they will be applied. Transient students should consult with their home institution prior to summer registration.

To request an electronic or paper official transcript, visit

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