Guest Students

The guest student program at Goshen College is for individuals who wish to take college courses, but do not intend to seek a degree. High school students enroll using the early enrollment application.

Steps to Apply

  1. Fill out the guest student application (PDF) and send it to the Admissions Office.
  2. Pay the $25 application fee online.
  3. If you intend to transfer the Goshen College credits you earn to another school, please mail your current transcript to the Admission Office.

Enrollment Application Deadlines


July 1: Deadline for submitting completed applications to be admitted for fall enrollment.


December 1: Deadline for submitting completed applications (including supporting paperwork).

A note to Bluffton University and Eastern Mennonite University students:

You are also welcome to take an online summer course from Goshen College! Take a look at our summer course offerings and talk to your registrar’s office about course transfer, then submit the Goshen College guest application. We’ll waive your $25 app fee and transcript requirement.


Students enrolled in the guest student program may take no more than five hours per semester and a maximum of 15 cumulative hours. When a student reaches 15 hours, he or she must complete a regular application for admission and will be considered a degree-seeking student at that time.

Students will receive regular college credit for all courses, which may be transferred to other colleges and universities. The credit may also be used toward any Goshen College degree program.


Guest students do not receive financial aid from Goshen College, with the exception of scholarships for certain Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center residential programs. The cost for a summer online course is $445 per credit, while the cost during the fall or spring semester is $1,380 per credit. 

Contact Us

Feel free to contact Steph Swartzendruber Snyder with any questions:

Steph Swartzendruber Snyder

Guest Student Admissions Counselor