Some students wish to register for credit courses, but they do not intend to complete a degree, diploma or certificate program. These students are registered as special credit students. They can enroll in classes on a space-available basis and with the approval of their college advisor. Tuition and fees are the same as for regularly-enrolled program students. If these students later wish to apply credits earned toward a degree or diploma at RCCC, they must request a change in their status at the Student Services Office. A change in status must be submitted when the student has earned 18 semester hours (including a college-level English and Math course) as a Special Credit student. The student must meet all the regular admission requirements for specific programs. Special Credit students are not eligible for federal financial aid or for veterans’ benefits. Special Credit students may take up to 18 credit hours of college level courses before declaring a major.