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Extra Credit & Independent Study

Most colleges permit independent study (IND) or extra credit in their regular courses. Through registration, you can earn extra credits (with a limit of 3) in a class by arranging with the instructor to complete additional work or explore a subject in more depth.

Through IND registration, you can complete a course by studying independently under the instructor's guidance without attending class. Regular fees, deadlines, and grading policies apply, and you must register only for the number of credits approved for the course. Requirements for completing the course must be agreed upon by you and your instructor.

Both types of registration require instructor and department approval. When you receive this approval, you must obtain a class number for the course (or section) and a permission number with which to register for the course. For further information, check with your college or department office. Once you have these numbers, you can register.