Caltech offers academic opportunities that do not lead to a degree from the Institute. These programs are designed to compliment and expand the educational and professional goals of individuals. The Special Student and Visiting Student Researcher statuses provide non-Caltech affiliated graduate students the opportunity to study and conduct research at Caltech while enrolled in or on sabbatical from another college or university. These student visitors must have the sponsorship of a Caltech faculty member and application must be made through the Graduate Studies Office at least one month in advance of the proposed visit. Student visitors include both students that are taking classes and those that are working as researchers or within a faculty member's research group.
See Visitor Classifications for the various types of visiting student statuses available at the graduate level.