Registrar

Independent Study

The purpose of independent study is to provide students an opportunity to pursue in detail special topics or projects within the discipline when such topics are not sufficiently covered in existing courses. Normally, such enrollment is restricted to the regular academic year. The student shall be registered for independent study credit in the semester during which the majority of the work is done. Independent study is not to be used as a substitute for regularly scheduled academic offerings except in rare special circumstances, which will be defined by each academic unit. In such cases, the student and the sponsoring instructor must submit the approved proposal for independent study form explaining why the course must be taken as an independent study.

  • Tuition for independent study is charged at undergraduate tuition rates.
  • Please print a copy of the independent study form, completed and submit it to the Office of the Registrar, located in Olmsted 106.