Independent Study

Independent study and directed study courses are intended for students in their junior and senior years. Exceptions may be made for well-qualified sophomores.

To enroll in an independent study course, please complete the following steps:

  1. Obtain permission to enroll from the instructor of your choice. Consult the instructor prior to the opening of your enrollment window for the semester in which you wish to complete the independent study course.
  2. Register for the course through the appropriate department before the end of the change period (the first week of classes).
  3. Complete the Request for Registration in Independent/Directed Study Course form. The form requires details regarding the nature of the project and the amount of credit to be earned. The form must be signed by your study director and the department chair prior to the tenth day of classes.

If you do not complete all of the outlined steps, you risk being dropped from the independent study.

» Request for Registration in Independent/Directed Study Course.