Independent Study

To register for independent study, the education coordinator or course instructor offering the course will approve the course and its objectives, then forward the independent study course request form, including instructor, course title, course description, number of credit hours and grading system to the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar will create the course in the student information system. Once the course has been created, the Office of the Registrar will contact the education coordinator or course instructor and inform them of the status of the course. The education coordinator or course instructor will inform the student when the course is available and the student will register for the course using RUConnected. Nursing students complete an Independent Study Contract form, which is available in the Office of the Registrar or online at: www.rushu.rush.edu/pdffiles/indstudy.pdf. On this form the objectives of the study are defined, a plan to meet those objectives is described, etc. This form should be completed and approved by the preceptor, department chair and the program director no later than the first day of the quarter in which the independent study is to be taken. The student's preceptor keeps the contract. Health Systems Management students also complete a separate independent study form which is available in the Department of Health Systems Management.