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Independent Study

Montclair State University offers opportunities for students to undertake academic credit on an independent study basis. Students who wish to register for courses on an independent study basis can obtain an “Independent Study Application” form from Red Hawk Central. This form must be completed in full and approved by the instructor and the Department Chair prior to registration. The full course name, subject code and course number, minus the section number, are required on the application.

Registration for independent study courses must be processed in person at Red Hawk Central by the student or a representative of the student. One copy of the independent study form is given to the student and another is retained by the Office of the Registrar. The department should maintain a copy for the chairperson and instructor.