- Special Students are those who are not formally seeking a degree from Shimer College (non-matriculating) but wish to receive credit for the classes they take. You are limited to 10 credit hours in any one semester and a total of thirty credit hours as a Special Student.
- Audit: Upon approval of the Dean of the College and the course instructor, any individual may audit a course at Shimer College. Auditors enroll for the purpose of sitting in on a class with no expectation of receiving a grade or credit toward a degree.
- Shimer@60:Through the Shimer@60 Program, people over the age of 60 may take one Shimer course at no cost. Shimer@60 participants must, however, pay for their own books. Courses are available on a space-only basis, and are of noncredit “audit” status. Those who choose to take additional courses after the first must pay an audit fee. Those able to document financial need may be able to do so at a special rate with the approval of the Dean of the College.
- Dual Enrollment with City Colleges of Chicago: City College students who have taken a Great Books course through CCC and received a B or better are eligible to take up to two Shimer courses, one per semester, for City College tuition and credit. Find the application and more information here.
As the Great Books College of Chicago, we at Shimer look forward to having you join us as we continue our mission of preparing citizens of the world.