Winter Academic Guidelines for the Academic Year

Winter (January)

  • Internships. Begin looking for internships. Start by visiting the Career Center and understanding what services are provided! It’s best to establish a relationship with the Career Center earlier than later.
  • What is an independent study? An independent study is when you pursue a topic of special interest that is not covered in regular course offerings. You must initiate the process. The content and expectations are formalized in negotiations between you and the faculty sponsor. The credits assigned to an independent study cannot contain an internship component, though it is acknowledged that an internship experience may inform the academic product(s) of an independent study. Students may seek up to 3 academic credits in one term for an independent study.