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Independent Learning Agreements

Requesting a Course & Developing an Independent Learning Agreements

Undergraduate and School of Education Students

If there’s a course you’d like to take that is not scheduled for the upcoming term, you can make a formal request to take the course. There are two primary types of requests:

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Courses in the Catalog

If you need a certain course from the Catalog in order to progress in your degree program, and this course isn’t offered, you can submit a request to take this course independently. Instead of being in a class with multiple students, you will work independently to complete the required assignments under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Request an Undergraduate Course

Request a Post-Bacc. Course

Cancel a Course Request

Courses not offered at Granite State College

Unique Independent Learning Agreements

If you’d like to explore a highly specialized area (and Granite State College doesn’t offer a course focused on that specific topic), you can request an independent learning agreement. This is rare and typically for students who are pursuing a bachelor’s in individualized studies. You’ll develop a Proposal for a Unique Independent Learning Agreement, which will outline your goals and a faculty member with expertise in this area will work with you to formulate specific learning outcomes and assignments.

Access Proposal for Unique Independent Learning Agreement

Cancel a Course Request

 

Deadlines

2021 WINTER TERM
Submission of Request Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Mentor Notifications Sent to Students (Week of) Monday, December 14, 2020
Registration Notification to Students (Week of) Monday, December 14, 2020

 

2021 SPRING TERM
Submission of Request Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Mentor Notifications Sent to Students (Week of) Monday, March 8, 2021
Registration Notification to Students (Week of) Monday, March 15, 2021

 

2021 SUMMER TERM
Submission of Request Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Mentor Notifications Sent to Students (Week of) Monday, June 7, 2021
Registration Notification to Students (Week of) Monday, June 14, 2021

 

Policies & Guidelines

The following conditions must be met to initiate an independent learning agreement:

  • Students must submit the request by the deadline for that term
  • The course must be appropriate to the student’s program of study
  • All requests are subject to approval by Academic Affairs based on student’s degree completion plan and academic history
  • All requests are subject to the availability of a faculty member

 

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