A request for a Directed Study course can only be made when other options have been exhausted.
Permission for a Directed Study course will not be granted if the course is currently being offered or if it is scheduled to be offered the following semester. Consideration will be given when two required courses are offered in the same time slot and neither course is scheduled for the next semester.
Permission for a Directed Study course will not be granted if a suitable substitute is available.
Directed Study courses may not be used to repeat a course in which an unsatisfactory grade was previously earned.
A maximum of nine (9) credit hours of Directed Study may be earned toward any degree offered by Cumberland University.
Consideration for Directed Study courses will only be given for courses that are required for the General Education Core and the students declared major.
Students with less than thirty (30) hours of earned credit may not apply for a Directed Study course.
A student must have a minimum cumulative Cumberland University Grade Point Average of 2.0 to apply for a Directed Study course.
A student can only register for and take one Directed Study course at a time.
Each faculty member is limited to a maximum of two (2) Directed Study courses per semester.
Under extenuating circumstances, the above General Rules may be modified or waived by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.