Independent study courses are available under extenuating circumstances. The student must consult with the graduate dean to determine if he/she qualifies for an independent study. Independent study courses may not be taken to improve a grade in a previously completed course or to complete a capstone course.
In addition, the student must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Written approval by the graduate dean or designee.
- Indication of academic ability evidenced by one of the following:
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, or
- Completion of one or more graduate-level courses with a minimum CGPA of 3.0
The independent study course will start on the first day of a term and end on the last day of the term. For NAU employees, CTA will not cover tuition for Independent Study courses.