Independent Study Application

Independent Study Application

  • Independent study courses are available in several departments for eligible fourth-year students who need to fulfil program requirements or who are preparing for graduate studies.
  • The following policies must be satisfied in order to obtain permission to complete an independent study course:
  • 1. Must have a Redeemer cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 7.0 and be (normally) enrolled as a fourth-year student.
  • 2. Must have an academically sound rationale and satisfy program requirements or prepare for graduate studies.
  • 3. The course must be offered during the regular teaching term and may not replace or duplicate regular courses.
  • Provide your RUC email address. All correspondence regarding this application will be sent to this email.
  • Enter either 0.75, 1.5 or 3.0 credits.
  • Select the term the course is to be taken.
  • Provide a rationale for why you are requesting to take a course by independent study.
  • Provide the faculty's name that has agreed to supervise the course
  • Provide the supervising faculty's Redeemer email address. This application will be sent to the faculty member for approval.
  • Max. file size: 512 MB.
  • The following policies must be satisfied in order to obtain permissions to complete the independent study:
  • * A request for an independent study must first be approved by the Registrar's Office, including the written rationale. Initial agreement of supervising faculty member is also required. If the Registrar approved the request, it will be submitted to the appropriate Dean for final approval
  • * As part of the application, the student must, in consultation with the supervising faculty member, prepare a course proposal. The course proposal must be included to this application and include: 1. Learning Outcomes 2. Content of the course 3. Reports, papers, presentations or assignments to be submitted 4. The percentage of the final grade that each report, paper, presentation or assignment is worth, including the penalty for late submission. 5. Dates of completion at various states of the course. The deadline for the submission of the final requirement will be the last day of classes in the term.
  • * The student is expected to spend approximately 45 hours per credit hour on the course (135 hours for a 3.0 credit course)
  • *DEADLINES: All applications and course proposals must be submitted to the Registrar's Office by August 30 for the independent studies in the fall term and by December 15 for independent studies in the winter term. It is the responsibility of the student to complete the application, develop the course proposal, and submit both to the Registrar's Office by the stated deadline.
  • By providing your name, you are indicating that the above information is accurate and that you agree to the policies as outlines.