My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“My internship experience proved that it's important to keep your eyes open, as you never know what slight connection is going to get you the experience you are looking for.”
Sam Moore '09, Graphic Design major

Courses numbered 295, 395 and 495 may be developed by students in subject areas not ordinarily offered at the college. However, not all departments offer all levels of independent study. The distinction among levels depends on the focus of the proposed course, the amount of previous work done in the field, and the extent of student independence. In general, the higher the level, the greater the expectations.

Independent study courses may not be used to meet major requirements.

Completed proposals should be submitted, with departmental approval, to the academic dean during the registration period for the next semester. Under special circumstances, the academic dean may extend the period for submission of independent study proposals, but in no case will proposals be accepted after the third day of the first week of classes of the fall and spring semesters.

Independent Study guidelines and forms are available in myRegistrar.