Steps to Apply for Special Credit Students

Special Credit

Students not seeking a certificate, diploma, or associate degree may enroll as a special credit student for a maximum of 12 semester hours of credit as a special credit student.

Complete an application for admission at Select Special Student – T90990” as your program of study. If you do not have a Residency Certification Number (RCN), you must complete the residency process with the Residency Determination Service (RDS) before submitting your application.

Once you receive your admissions letter in the mail, activate your VanguardID to gain access to all of your online accounts. (WebAdvisor, Email, Moodle)

Students classified as special credit students are ineligible to receive most types of financial aid.

Special credit student do not have to submit transcripts for courses that do not have prerequisites. Visit the transcripts FAQ page for more information.

If a course has prerequisites that you have completed at another college, you must submit an official transcript to verify courses completed.

Official transcripts must be submitted via an electronic transcript service or mailed in a sealed envelope. NOTE: Faxed and/or emailed transcripts are not considered official.

Submit official transcripts to or mail to:
VGCC Admissions
PO Box 917
Henderson, NC 27536

Special credit students must take the placement test in order to enroll into courses which have prerequisite requirements.

Visit for information about exemptions and test scheduling.

Meet with an Academic and Career Coach at any campus location. Once you have been advised, you are ready to register, pay and become a Vanguard.