Study is a way to pursue a topic that is not taught as a regular QCC course.
Pending approval from the instructional dean, a faculty member, hired to oversee
your Directed Study, determines the scope and nature of the experience, meets
with you regularly throughout the semester, and evaluates your work at the end.
Together you draft a Directed Study Learning Agreement, which forms the basis of
your learning experience.
You are expected to work independently during the semester.
If you are interested in earning credit
through a Directed Study, here are your next steps:
adding a Directed Study with your advisor to determine how it fits into
your program requirements.
an appointment with EBE staff.
an application for a Directed Study in Academic Support Services, Room
Be sure to carefully complete the section entitled Proposal, which
describes the nature of what you would like to learn.
your request has been approved by the appropriate instructional dean, and
an instructor has agreed to serve as your faculty advisor, you will be
notified by mail.
will be asked to register and pay for your credits.
payment verification has been received, your instructor will contact you
and you may start your Directed Study. Together you and your instructor
and sign a Directed Study Learning Agreement, which will guide your
learning throughout the semester. Return one
copy to Academic Support Services (272A), provide one copy for the
faculty member, keep the original for yourself.
up a meeting schedule for the semester.
is expected that you will complete all work during the semester of
As with a regular course, if work is not completed the instructor
an Incomplete (“I”), which must be made up according to QCC academic
Placement | CLEP
DANTES | Challenge
Credentialing | Portfolio
Directed Study | Independent Study
Tutorial | Contact