Policy on Independent Study

With permission of the Dean’s office, Ziegler students may enroll in independent study projects to undertake material not covered in the general course offerings. The program of independent study must be approved, in writing, by the instructor overseeing the project. A detailed outline of the study project, including material to be covered, bibliography, written work to be submitted, etc., must be developed using a form that may be obtained from the Registrar. This petition should then be submitted to the Dean in charge of academic scheduling for approval. It must be filed in the Registrar’s Office by the appropriate deadline for adding classes.

In general, students may not take required courses by independent study. In cases of special hardship, a student may petition the Dean or Assistant Dean of the Ziegler School for permission to substitute an independent study for a normally offered course. Students should be aware that it is the policy of the Ziegler School to avoid such arrangements, so that as many students as possible will benefit from classroom interactions with both faculty and other students.