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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 term and end on the last day of the term. For NAU employees, CTA will not cover tuition for independent study courses.