Take Classes Online or On-Campus as a Guest Student

Take advantage of our small class sizes and unique academic options

As a guest student, you can take online or on-campus classes at Finlandia University. You can remain a student at your college while building in courses online or on-campus at FinnU to create the perfect schedule for you. The guest student option is designed for those of you who need to complete some continuing education units (CEUs), maintain a certification, or just want to take one or two classes.

Steps to become a guest student

Student Writing in NotebookA guest student is one who wants to take a limited number of courses at FinnU, and who has no current interest in pursuing a degree. Guest students must have earned a high school diploma, GED certificate or the equivalent. The guest application does not require transcripts.

Students Enrolled at Another Michigan College or University

  1. Complete the Guest Student Form (PDF) and email it to admissions@finlandia.edu or mail it to 601 Quincy Street; Hancock, MI 49930.
  2. Work with our Office of Admissions and Registrar’s Office to register for the class(es) you would like to take.

Other Guest Students

  1. Complete a FREE application. Mark yourself as a regular student under student type.
  2. Work with our Office of Admissions and Registrar’s Office to register for the class(es) you would like to take.

Guest Student Notes

  • As a guest student, you may attempt no more than 18 semester hours.
  • Guest students are not eligible for financial aid.
  • Those who have previously been denied admission to a degree program at Finlandia University may not be admitted as a guest student.
  • After completing courses as a guest student, if you choose to pursue a FinnU degree, or want to continue beyond the 18-hour credit limit, you will need to apply for regular admission.
  • Non-degree seeking applicants are admitted on a space-available basis until the first day of classes.
  • The Guest Student Application must be completed and returned to our offices with the information completed from the school that you are currently attending.

Courses Available to Guest Students

Guest students are welcome to take any courses that there is space available, and that the prerequisites have been met. This includes courses available online, on-campus or hybrid.

See Full List of Courses

Questions? Let us help.

Amber DevlinEnrollment OfficerFinlandia UniversityAmber.Devlin@finlandia.edu(906) 487-7350
Cathleen (Cat) FullerDirector for Global InitiativesFinlandia Universitycathleen.fuller@finlandia.edu(906) 487-7367
Craig KangasAssistant Director of Admissions and Transfer CoordinatorFinlandia Universitycraig.kangas@finlandia.edu(906) 487-7208
Erin BarnettDean of Students & EnrollmentFinlandia Universityerin.barnett@finlandia.edu906-487-7324
Gini BrewerInt'l School of Art & Design CoordinatorFinlandia Universitygini.brewer@finlandia.edu(906) 487-7225
Jason SullivanUniversity RegistrarFinlandia Universityjason.sullivan@finlandia.edu906-487-7272
Keith ArnoldEnrollment Officer / Men’s Assistant Basketball CoachFinlandia Universitykeith.arnold@finlandia.edu(906) 487-7311 (office)
(906) 370-3777 (text)
Kelly Dostaler
Kelly DostalerCoordinator of Admissions OperationsFinlandia Universitykelly.dostaler@finlandia.edu(906) 487-7263
Tracy HendersonAssistant RegistrarFinlandia Universitytracy.henderson@finlandia.edu906-487-7396

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