Registering for Independent Study

Students cannot self-register online for Independent Studies (250/250H/350/350H). They must first select a faculty advisor from the Academic Department in which they wish to do an Independent Study. Students do not register online for these courses. Departments will submit a list containing student names, IDs, advisors, and course numbers to the Office of the Registrar.

Note: students may do no more than two units of 250 and two units of 350 work in any one Department. If a student is repeating a 250/350 in the same Department, she must have the Department clarify that this repeated Independent Study will be covering significantly different course material (to prevent any future confusion relating to degree clearance review).

Responsibility of Academic Departments

Lists of students taking a Fall Independent Study are due from the Academic Department by the last day of classes in the previous Spring. This ensures that students are registered for the appropriate section before the end of the Spring semester. Departments are to send an updated list during add/drop in Fall.

Responsibility of Students

Students are responsible for verifying their schedules before the end of the add/drop period. If an Independent Study registration is not showing on a your schedule, please check with the Department prior to contacting the Office of the Registrar. 

Students will be able to check their updated schedule online. Note that due to the high volume of Independent Study registrations, schedules may not be updated online for 3-5 business days after departments have submitted their lists of students.