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Independent Study

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.