Special student status is assigned to three categories of individuals who are seeking admission to OCAD University:
- Those interested in taking credit courses on a Letter of Permission from another accredited university/university-level institution — requires a Letter of Permission
- Those who hold undergraduate degrees from accredited post-secondary level institutions — requires official transcripts
- Those who wish to fulfill academic or professional development requirements — appropriate documentation required
Once formally admitted, Special Students may register for a lifetime total of 2.5 credits with no more than 1.0 credits in a given semester.
All course registrations require the approval of the Faculty offering the course.