Under certain circumstances, curriculum may be delivered or awarded through non-traditional methods, including independent study, non-collegiate courses, and special study (“299”) courses. More information about each is provided below.
Note: Students enrolling part- or full-time in any of the non-traditional studies listed bwlow will be charged tuition and fees at the regular rate.
Under certain circumstances, a student may be permitted to register for a course that is listed in the College’s Catalog but not scheduled in the designated semester (i.e., fall or spring). Independent study will be considered only if the class is required for graduation during the given academic year and was either cancelled or not offered by the College; or if extenuating circumstances prevented the student from registering for the regularly scheduled section of the course. Requests for independent study must include sufficient documentation of need and must be approved by the faculty member providing supervision, the appropriate Dean for Faculty and Teaching, and the Vice President for Workforce and Academic Programs. The student must have a grade point average of 2.5 to be eligible. Verification of eligibility will be determined by the Registrar. Independent study courses must be completed within the semester for which the student has registered.
Students seeking independent study should first contact the supervising faculty member.
Credit may be obtained for non-collegiate courses or testing programs at the post-secondary level in accordance with THE NATIONAL GUIDE TO CREDIT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NON-COLLEGIATE COURSES from the American Council on Education (ACE), Washington, D.C. (latest edition).
It is possible for students to enroll for special study in an area not otherwise offered in the College Catalog. A student enrolling in this course must contract to take the course with an instructor. The student must receive approval from the instructor, Dean for Faculty and Teaching, and the Vice President for Workforce and Academic Programs. The student must be a sophomore with at least a 3.0 grade point average or must possess at least an associate’s degree. Certification of eligibility will be determined by the Registrar. The Special Study must be completed within the semester or session for which the student is registered.