Instructions for Obtaining an Independent Study

  1. The student takes the Authorization for Independent Study form to the instructor delivering the independent study. The instructor must attach a syllabus or contract between the student and instructor that describe requirements of the course, as well as grade information. The student must document the reason for the independent study. The student and instructor each retains a copy of these documents.
  2. The student takes the form to the chair of the appropriate academic department for approval.
  3. After receiving department chair approval, the student brings the form to the assistant provost for academic affairs (APAA), for approval.
  4. Following approval of the APAA, the student shall take the form to the records office, RH 116. The Assistant Registrar will create the course, enroll the student, and mail a copy of the schedule to the student that reflects the independent study course. Course numbers will be 199, 299, 399, 499 or 599 depending on the level of coursework.