Approved by: Office of the Registrar | Office of Academic Affairs
Related Forms, Procedures and References: Academic Calendars | Directed Study Proposal and Registration form (located on the Office of the Registrar Forms page) | Student Registration Schedules | Tuition Refund Schedules
For Questions Contact: Office of the Registrar | 651.690.6531
Directed study is the individual study of a course that is offered at the University. The directed study must be approved by the instructor, program director/department chair/division chair, and academic dean.
Directed study is provided for students whose unusual circumstances prohibit them from taking a regularly scheduled course but who need the course material to satisfy a requirement. Availability of this faculty-directed learning experience depends on faculty time and may be limited in any given term and restricted to certain courses.
The instructor and student must negotiate the learning activities for the course, and these activities must primarily involve individual learning.