Guest Students

We may call you "guest students," but we treat you like family!

Some people want to take a few courses at Kendall without seeking a degree. Guest students can take up to nine credits before they have to apply as degree-seeking students. Please note, students seeking graduate level courses are ineligible to apply as a guest student.

How to apply

The process is simple:

  1. Fill out and submit a KCAD Undergraduate application form, and in the program section, please check the box for "guest student." You can find the application here.
  2. Have your high school send us your official transcript.
  3. Send us a brief explanation of your interest in taking classes through KCAD's Guest Student status and the classes you are interested in taking. Remember, Guest Students are eligible to take up to nine credits before having to apply as a degree-seeking student.
  4. If you have attended a college(s) previously, you may be required to submit official transcripts from all college(s) previously attended.

A few things to consider

Some courses have prerequisites, so you may need departmental consent to take certain courses at KCAD as a guest student.

If you're currently attending another accredited college or university in Michigan, you may be eligible to attend KCAD for a semester as a guest student. Talk to your college or university, and then call us to discuss your plans.

And, sorry, but guest students aren't eligible for financial assistance.