For those who do not wish to pursue a degree program, F&ES offers the option of special-student status. Special students may be registered for a period as short as one term and may enroll in a minimum of one course or elect to take a full program of four courses per term. Please note that international applicants who are not coming through a preestablished Memorandum of Understanding between a partner university and Yale University will likely not be able to participate in the special-student program. Special students may not be eligible to participate in the summer Training Modules in Technical Skills. Under normal circumstances, no one may hold special-student status for more than one academic year. No degree or certificate is granted for special-student course work. Students will receive official transcripts of course work completed. For information on tuition for special students, see the chapter Tuition, Fees, and Other Expenses.