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Alternative Learning

Directed Study

Directed study is an individualized opportunity, guided by an instructor, to learn subject matter that is not taught as an existing QCC course. Through this option, an instructor and student develop the nature and scope of the learning experience and provide the objectives and assignments that the evaluation will be based on. To be eligible, you are required to develop a proposal, demonstrate the ability to work independently, have a solid academic record, and meet appropriate pre-requisites.

Cost: Full QCC tuition and fees: Transcription Notation – Letter grade

Independent Study

Independent Study is an option that QCC provides a student who needs a specific program course for graduation and has met eligibility requirements.  An instructor establishes a teaching/learning plan in consultation with the student. The instructor usually agrees to meet for 15 hours in total on a periodic basis to provide direction, assistance, and feedback on the assigned tasks. The student is obligated to learn independently during this period.  The student’s academic record should demonstrate his/her ability to learn with minimal assistance from an instructor.  The Independent study option follows the same academic timelines as regular courses.

  • Dependent upon faculty availability to teach the course
  • Not granted for electives, Science & Healthcare courses with a laboratory component or developmental courses
  • The course must be required in student’s program of study
  • Application must be completed prior to add/drop deadline
  • Student must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and must be enrolled at QCC in a degree or certificate program
  • Are not granted if the same course is offered face-to-face and/or online in the same semester

Cost: Full QCC tuition and fees: Transcription Notation: Letter grade