University Relations

Independent Study Registration (IND)

Independent Study Registration (IND) permits you to do the work of a regular course by studying the material without classroom attendance. You must demonstrate the same learning as that achieved by students who attend the class regularly, but through IND Registration, you are not tied to the schedule of class activities. Alternative arrangements for exams and other requirements are possible with faculty approval.

While some students consider IND Registration because of scheduling difficulties, many choose it because they want to study independently, be on their own schedule, and because they can focus on particular aspects of a course (with instructor endorsement).

Registration and credit and completion of the Student/Faculty contract are the same for all individualized registration options, including EXC. (See this Registration and Credit section for details.)

Contact CLA Career Services for more information or assistance.