FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

It depends! All courses must go through an approval process based on the content and speaker. We may be able to help provide CE for SC DCs if you’re interested in having a CE fundraiser event. Contact the Director of Continuing Education at least 90 days prior to the event to see if this is a possibility.

Sherman College hosts several online learning courses that we allow complimentary access to for faculty and students. If you’re interested in a particular class, please stop by and see the Online Learning Coordinator in the CE Department. Once you graduate you will be asked to purchase courses for CE credit.

Absolutely!  This is an all hands on deck event where we welcome guests to campus! There are several committees you can help in preparation for the event and even during the weekend. Students can earn Lyceum banquet tickets for donating their time to help out at the event!  Sign-ups start in March and work begins usually at the beginning of Spring Quarter.

Lyceum is an annual event hosted by Sherman College where chiropractors, alumni, faculty, staff, and students join together for fellowship and dynamic education each spring. This event gives you the opportunity to connect with field DCs and learn from speakers brought in from all over the world. Even better news – as a student, you can attend this event FREE OF CHARGE!

In the top right of the page, they will see their name logged into the system. Click the arrow to the right of their name for the account settings. Account password is listed under the Account settings tab.

If you are logged into a computer on campus, you can hit the following keys CTRL-ALT-DEL simultaneously and get a  “Change a password” option

If you are remote you can access Office 365 at portal.office.com enter your email then choose Forgot my Password.

The iPad issued to you by Sherman College remains the property of the College until such time that you graduate from the program and then ownership of the device will be transferred to you. If you or the College terminates your enrollment before completion, you are required to surrender the campus-issued device with the associated accessories to the Director of Teaching & Learning (Dr. Harrington).

As per the Student User Agreement, you are responsible for damage or theft of your campus-issued iPad. You should contact Academic Affairs or the IT Department immediately in either case. You are not authorized to take the device to an Apple Store for any service. You are responsible for the purchase value of the replacement iPad. In the case of theft, please file a police report when applicable.

Within the first two weeks of the quarter, you will receive an email from the Director of Teaching & Learning (Dr. Harrington) with instructions to prepare to receive the campus-issued iPad. You should read the Student User Agreement very carefully before you take possession of the device.

Students are welcomed to contact the Campus Schoology Administrator (Dr. Harrington) with questions about their Schoology account. For urgent technical issues, you may contact the Schoology Help Desk directly. The campus IT Department should not be contacted about Schoology issues.

Showcase Sherman gives prospective students the exclusive opportunity to interact with current students and faculty. You will have the chance to meet several alumni and chiropractors who are currently in practice. The environment, activities, and FUN during Showcase Sherman Weekend are a special opportunity that you will not want to miss!

Yes, you will get to see all of Sherman College’s beautiful campus located on 80 acres. An in-depth tour will be given by an Ambassador highlighting what makes Sherman College so unique from other chiropractic schools.

For directions to Sherman’s campus, please click here. Once you arrive, you will park in your reserved parking space in front of the Gelardi Student Center in the lower section of H marked on the campus map that is attached

Showcase Sherman Weekend will take place during the normal operating schedule, except for Lyceum Weekend, which is a one time a year special event hosted each spring. Over the course of the weekend, you will have numerous opportunities to interact with current Sherman students.

At Sherman College, we love children, but cannot properly accommodate children and prospective students simultaneously. Showcase Sherman Weekend is two full days packed not only with information and excitement, but also hands-on experience.

Sherman College provides lunch and dinner on Friday, as well as lunch and dinner on Saturday for all attendees and guests. The host hotel provides breakfast for all guests. If you have any dietary needs, please indicate them on the registration form. Sherman College is able to accommodate most dietary needs, however, depending on the individual need you may need to plan appropriately. If you have questions regarding the meals, please contact the admissions office at 864-578-8770.

After you have successfully registered to attend, Sherman College make your hotel arrangements for you with the information you provide during registration. You will receive hotel confirmations from the host hotel via email, as the event approaches. A 3-night stay (Thursday-Sunday) is included at a preferred local hotel, if you would like to stay for more than the provided 3 nights, please indicate on your registration form. You will be responsible for any additional nights; however, you will receive the special Sherman College rate.

                               

Sherman College provides complimentary shuttles to the hotel from CLT airport on Thursday and returning to the CLT airport on Sunday of Showcase Sherman Weekend (Charlotte-Douglas International airport). CLT Airport pick-up times on event Thursday will be between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CLT drop-off times on event Sunday will be between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. All other flight times will need to have personal transportation arrangements at no cost to the college.

Your flight itinerary must be received 3 weeks prior to the event in order to schedule pick-up/drop-off times accordingly.

Please e-mail your itinerary to admissions@sherman.edu.

Transportation will also be provided to and from the college on Friday and Saturday. Times will be listed in your confirmation documents once you register for Showcase Sherman Weekend. If scheduled transportation times do not fit your needs, you will be responsible for your own transportation to and from the college. (Uber, Taxi, and buses are available in this area)

The XRIs serve to support the general functioning of the x-ray department. They assist the Radiological Technologist in departmental record keeping, supervise and assist in patient imaging as directed, assist in remediation testing of students and interns, and may provide tutoring for students in various x-ray course content.

The images are automatically stored in the college’s digital image databank, where the intern is able to log into to view the images and perform visual and line analysis. The images are then read by a radiology department faculty member or a contracted Chiropractic Radiologist who generates a radiology report of findings.  The radiology report is then delivered to the intern’s case doctor to be incorporated into the patient’s official records and factored into their plan of care.

Once the X-ray Request form has been completed and signed by the intern’s case doctor, the intern will take the completed form to the front desk staff to schedule the patient appointment.

You should obtain the X-ray/Records Release form from the X-ray Department or the Records Department located upstairs in the Health Center. Once the form is completed by the patient, a CD can be made by either the Records Department or the X-ray Department.

The Student Ambassadors are a select group of students committed to representing the vision and mission of Sherman College of Chiropractic. For more information on the ambassador program, please visit here.

Clubs are a fun and a good way to meet students in other quarters and for extra practice outside of the classroom. Currently, Sherman hosts a wide range of technique clubs from Activator, TRT, Gonstead to NSA to little spines, Animal Chiropractic club, Palpation, Upper Cervical. There are local chapters of international organizations like World Chiropractic Congress, ICFO, New Beginnings philosophy club, and SABCA. There are also specialized interest clubs like Chiropractic Student Congress, ROAR Student Leader, Peer Tutor Program, the Student Ambassador Program, AMPED, Maximized Living, and Christian Chiro Club. For more information, check out Sherman’s website: Clubs and Student Government

We also have several chiropractic organizations that have meetings right on campus. From the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations to the Student American Black Chiropractic Association and the World Congress of Chiropractic Students, League of Chiropractic Women, you can join many chiropractic organizations while you study here at Sherman College. Clubs are determined by student interest and may vary.

We require a C or better in all courses and here is a list of the preferred courses. You will need 24 semester hours of sciences with at least half of the courses having a lab component:

  • Anatomy and Physiology I and II
  • Intro to Chemistry I & II
  • Organic Chemistry I and II
  • Microbiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Physics I and II
  • Medical Terminology
  • Nutrition

We recommend that you apply 6 months to a year in advance to the quarter you are looking to enroll.

Yes, Sherman College does offer scholarships as they are available.  The most common forms of financial aid include:

Federal and private loans
Family discounts
Husband and wife discount
The Yellow Ribbon Program (veteran’s educational assistance)

It is a two-day event organized by the enrollment team showcasing Sherman College to prospective students. Participants have the opportunity to learn about the college up close and personal through interaction with Sherman College administrators, faculty, staff and students.

The event includes:

Chiropractic overview
Financial aid and admission talks
Campus tour
Leadership session
Palpation workshop
City tours of Spartanburg and Greenville

The event is hosted 4 times per year (January, April, July, and October). Qualified prospective students may receive complimentary accommodations and travel reimbursement for this event (some restrictions apply). You may register for Showcase Sherman here.

Sherman does not offer housing. There are local apartments within a close proximity to campus. The college does not endorse any apartment complex, however, the enrollment department can provide information on the following housing locations:

Autumn Park
Campus Evolution
The Villa’s
Chartwell North End
Promenade-Boiling Springs
College Pointe Apartments
The Village at Mills Cap

Incoming students must have earned at least 90 semester hours with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. Of the 90 semester hours, at least 24 hours must be physical science courses and 15 hours must be social sciences courses.

The college operates on a quarter system. The program is 3 ½ years (14 quarters).  You will spend an estimated 35 hours per week in class.

We are located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Spartanburg is close to interstates 26 / 85. One hour from Charlotte, three hours from Atlanta.

To RESET your password, click “Forgot Password” and follow the instructions that follow and check your email for a reply, then log into the Student Portal with your new password.

If you are a Grad PLUS Loan borrower or do not maximize the Unsubsidized Direct Loan, you can be reimbursed for the purchase of a DESKTOP or LAPTOP computer, for a maximum of $2,000, one time during your enrollment at Sherman College.  You must provide a copy of your paid receipt in order to receive the reimbursement from your loan fund.

If you are a Grad PLUS Loan borrower, your cost of attendance can be increased by the amount of the Boards.  Bring a copy of your approved NBCE application or a copy of your NBCE Receipt Letter to the Financial Aid Office. You can then increase the amount of the Grad PLUS Loan to compensate for the expense of Boards.   If you are not a Grad PLUS Loan borrower, and you DO NOT maximize the Unsubsidized Direct Loan, you can increase your Unsubsidized Direct Loan.  YOU CAN ONLY BE REIMBURSED FOR THE 1ST ATTEMPT FOR EACH TEST.  ALL SUBSEQUENT TESTS ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

The initial refund check which is issued the 2nd Thursday of the quarter can be set up for direct deposit to your financial institution; however, if you receive subsequent checks during the quarter, those are physical checks that must be picked up in the Business Office.   Checks are generally distributed twice a week.

You can also have your monthly work-study pay set up on direct deposit.  Generally, the first check is an actual check and all subsequent checks are deposited into your account.

In order to establish direct deposit, complete a direct deposit form and attach a voided check or online print-out from the bank with your routing and account numbers.  Direct deposit enrollment forms are available in the Sherman Financial Aid Office.

The cost of attendance reflects the amount of money a typical student is projected to need for school-related expenses during an academic year.  An academic year at Sherman College is nine calendar months.  A school’s cost of attendance is made up of direct costs which are billed to students, like tuition.  It is also made up of indirect costs, sometimes referred to as living expenses, such as off-campus housing, books and supplies, transportation, medical expenses, fees and personal expenses.  A student’s combined total of financial aid awards (loans, scholarships, and work-study) cannot exceed the total cost of attendance for each academic year.

All students receiving financial assistance must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards in order to maintain eligibility for financial aid. Students receiving federal student aid (loans and work-study), Sherman scholarships, or Sherman tuition discounts are subject to these standards. SAP is measured quarterly and is measured by two requirements, qualitative and quantitative. To meet the qualitative requirement, students must maintain a quarterly and a cumulative grade point average of 2.2 or higher.  To meet the quantitative requirement, students must receive a passing grade for a minimum of 66.67 percent of all attempted credits and must complete the program within 21 quarters.  The Financial Aid Office will notify students who fail to meet SAP requirements at the end of each quarter.  Students who are not in good standing may be categorized in one of the following statuses:  Financial Aid Warning, Financial Aid Probation, or Financial Aid Suspension.   For full details regarding SAP, please see Policy Number 6020, Financial Aid Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).  Financial Aid SAP is separate from Academic Standing (see Policy Number 1051).

First, you must have $540 available in your quarterly financial aid awards package to participate.  Students must complete the FAFSA and be eligible for federal student aid.  Eligible students can pick up a work-study application packet in the Financial Aid Office.  Find a department on campus or off campus with available time that fits around your class schedule and talks with the department head.  When a work schedule is agreed upon, the department head signs the last page of the application packet and the completed application is returned to the Financial Aid Office.  You can work a maximum of 5 hours per week (on campus) and 4 hours per week (off-campus). Paychecks for work-study are issued once per month.  ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN TO THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE PRIOR TO YOUR BEGINNING WORK.  ANY TIME WORKED BEFORE ALL FORMS ARE TURNED IN IS CONSIDERED VOLUNTEER.

Alumni Association Scholarship – A scholarship in the amount of $500 is available each quarter.   Scholarship applications are emailed to all enrolled students each quarter.  Students may also pick up scholarship applications in the Financial Aid Office.  Applications are due the last day of class the quarter prior to the scholarship being awarded.

Legacy Scholarships – $300.00 per quarter, for dependents of Sherman College Alumni, for 14 quarters of attendance; students must self-identify with the Admission Office or the Financial Aid Office

Marriage Discounts – 25% of tuition for each student, up to 14 quarters; students must self-identify with the Admission Office or the Financial Aid Office

Family Discounts – 10% of tuition for each student when immediate family members are attending simultaneously, up to 14 quarters; students must self-identify with the Admission Office or the Financial Aid Office

International Scholarships – scholarship amounts vary, up to 14 quarters; students must complete an application process prior to enrollment

Sherman Scholarships – Each summer quarter, the scholarship application process opens offering a variety of institutional scholarships for currently enrolled students.  Scholarship amounts vary from $500 up to full tuition and are awarded for one quarter.  The Financial Aid Office distributes scholarship requirements and applications annually via email to all enrolled students.

  • Complete the current year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov.
  • To apply for an Unsubsidized Direct Loan, you must complete loan entrance counseling and a loan agreement (MPN) online at www.studentloans.gov.
  • To apply for a Grad PLUS Loan, you must complete a loan application online at www.studentloans.gov. If approved, you must also complete a loan agreement (MPN) online at www.studentloans.gov.

For U.S. citizens and permanent residents, federal student aid is available in the forms of direct loans (Unsubsidized Direct Loans and Grad PLUS Loans) and work-study.

Sherman College also offers scholarships and tuition discounts for all students, regardless of citizenship status.

In addition, private student loans are available from varying lenders but are not recommended unless all other sources of financial assistance have been exhausted.

For veterans of the armed services, active duty service members, and certain dependents of veterans or service members, financial assistance is available through VA education benefits.  Once you have established your eligibility with VA, self-identify with the Sherman Financial Aid Office so that your enrollment can be certified and your benefits can begin. Sherman College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for those qualifying veterans and dependents.

You can pay the mailroom or take the money to the Business Office. Be sure to let them know what you’re paying for so they can credit the proper account (UPS, FedEx, postage, etc.).

Come to the store to choose your item(s) and find out how much everything will cost. Complete a purchase requisition, get your department head to sign off on the purchase and submit the purchase requisition to the Business Office for approval. Once approved, stop by the store to pick up your purchased item(s). You cannot use your p-card for purchases made in the bookstore.

The Thrive coordinator can connect you with available faculty tutoring sessions (dates, times, rooms), or request you be connected with a peer tutor in the particular subject(s) of concern.

The college uses student data to inform future decisions for the Thrive program. For example, if each scheduled meeting of a particular tutoring session is heavily attended for several quarters and participating students perform well in the course, this may be an indication that 1) the tutoring sessions are effective, and/or 2) additional sections of tutoring may need to be offered in future quarters to accommodate student interest. By collecting these data, the college can make informed decisions about the effectiveness and utilization of its student support services, as well as continuously improve the Thrive program for current and future students.

Currently, the college offers group faculty tutoring sessions in basic science courses; peer (student-to-student) tutoring; time management and study skills development with trained success coaches; and campus counseling services through Student Affairs.

Thrive is a campus-wide student success program that focuses on the whole student, not solely on academics. Thrive was designed to enable students to grow, develop and be successful at Sherman College by monitoring student progress, identifying challenges and creating an individualized plan for success utilizing student support services.

Yes, we make sure of it.  Numbers can be overwhelming sometimes, but we work hard to publish and distribute outcomes reports that are easily digested by the folks empowered to use the data for changes. We also hold execs and department heads accountable by requiring them to complete annual Institutional Effectiveness Reports, which tell us how they’ve used the data collected throughout the year to make things better for students.  Generally speaking, no fewer than five people put their eyes on the results of every single survey that we administer on campus.  For example, course ratings survey results are distributed not just to the faculty member in question, but also to his or her department chair, the appropriate academic dean and often, the vice president for academic affairs and/or the provost.

That doesn’t mean that if you ask for something, you will automatically see it happen.  The college makes decisions grounded in strong analysis and based on a number of factors, including performance trends, consensus, feasibility, potential impact (across campus and beyond) and resource allocation.  If you would like to engage in a conversation about this, feel free to stop by and chat with us.  We’re always happy to talk data.

Absolutely. We recognize that the integrity of our office is paramount to our being able to do our jobs, and no one outside of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness has access to your survey responses.  As IE professionals, we adhere to a strict code of ethics and professional practice, developed by the Association for Institutional Research (AIR). If you’re so inclined, you can check it out here: https://www.airweb.org/docs/default-source/documents-for-pages/ethics/air-ethics-statement.pdf.

 

We try to limit surveys as much as possible because we know there aren’t many people who like completing them. However, sometimes there’s just no better way to gather the needed feedback than via survey. You can rest assured, however, that we work diligently not to ask questions that generate what we call “TBU” – true, but useless – data.  That’s a waste of your time as well as ours.

On an annual basis, every department across campus develops improvement objectives, based on the college’s Strategic Plan initiatives. Surveys help department heads determine whether or not they’re achieving their objectives as well as what needs to be done next.  Surveys also help the college demonstrate to internal and external constituencies that it actively solicits and utilizes feedback as it makes decisions and formulates improvement strategies.

IE is all about continuous improvement through data. Our goal is to ensure that the college’s time, energy and resources are utilized efficiently and that we minimize time wasted on ineffective or ill-timed efforts at improvement. What that means is that instead of using up resources on an individual’s pet project or idea, we work to ensure that efforts are focused on trouble areas clearly identified or confirmed through institutional research data, including things like surveys, student learning outcomes, retention rates and NBCE results.

Hours student ID card will work:

Scallon Hall 06:45am- 7pm, M-F
Gelardi Student Center 6am-10pm Su-Sa
Olsen Bldg 8am-5pm M-F
Taylor Health Center 06:45am-6pm M-F; 10am-2pm Sa

All students, with exception of international students, receive a 1098-T from the College. These are available online and are mailed by January 31 each year.  Students participating in College Work Study will also receive a W-2, which is available at the Business Office the last week in January.

Once security notifies the Business Office of a parking violation, your student account is placed on hold until the fine is paid in full. Parking fines that are not paid within ten days will double.

After the 6th scheduled class day, you will be assessed a $50 late fee.  If your payment arrangement is not made by the 14th calendar day, you will be dropped from all class rolls.

The library has 6 MacBooks available for faculty.  It is not uncommon for all of them to be checked out at the same time but we will do what we can to get one back if you need one.

You can go to the library’s webpage and click on Database to search our eJournals.  The quickest way to get an article is to come see Chandra or Pat.  We can usually tell from a journal title whether we have access or not.  If we don’t have access, we can usually obtain the article through InterLibrary Loan.

The college uses the Omnilert emergency response system. All campus students and employees are enrolled in the program. If the college needs to notify the campus community of any events that affect the operation of the campus including weather or safety, messages are launched via this system to all enrolled students and employees mobile phones and campus email address, when applicable.

All students are expected to dress and conduct themselves in a manner congruent with the college’s expectations. As a graduate and professional program, business casual dress is required. Policy 8002 lists exactly what is expected.

Students attending Sherman College may find themselves in stressful situations that may result in the feeling of depression, helplessness or anxiety.  Homesickness, marital conflicts, academic difficulties or more severe personal circumstances are issues often faced by students.  If a student finds him/herself in need of counseling, the Office of Student Affairs along with Intrinsic Therapy, LLC, can assist with counseling services on and off campus. Intrinsic Therapy provides free counseling services to Sherman students and provides support after hours with a 24 hour, 7 days a week emergency phone line. All matters are strictly confidential.  To connect directly with the counselor contact campuscounseling@sherman.edu.

We recommend that you first meet with the offending party to try and mediate the situation one on one. If this does not alleviate the situation we ask that the student meet with the appropriate faculty/staff member directly supervising the event where the violation occurred.  Once the written complaint has been submitted, the faculty/staff member should report the violation to the appropriate dean listed below.

The appropriate dean to handle the complaint investigation is determined by the type of incident as follows:

Dean of Student Affairs – Incidents of general misconduct (improper behavior)

Dean of Basic Sciences – Incidents of academic misconduct in a basic science course

Dean of Clinical Sciences – Incidents of academic misconduct in a clinical science course

Dean of Clinics – Incidents of Health Center or patient care misconduct

Please refer to Policy 8015 for our Grievance (complaint) process. Individuals who wish to file a grievance must follow the procedures detailed in this policy.

Sherman College has partnered with Anytime Fitness (http://www.anytimefitness.com/)

to provide students and employees the opportunity to access a state of the art fitness facility for FREE. Our arrangement is with the Anytime Fitness of Boiling Springs, Anytime Fitness of Duncan, Anytime Fitness of west Spartanburg, and Anytime Fitness at Hillcrest (east Spartanburg). If you want to join any of these three locations, take your student ID to the respective Anytime Fitness location to sign up. Be sure to let them know you are a Sherman College student and participating under the partnership plan through Anytime Fitness/Sherman College.

The College will cover the monthly membership cost provided the student goes to the gym a minimum of 25 times per quarter. Quarterly usage requirements will run from October 1-December 31, January 1-March 31, April 1-June 30 and July 1-September 30. Requirements must be met regardless of when you join during the quarter. Your membership will be canceled if you do not meet the quarterly visit minimum.

ID replacements are $5. You can make your payment of through cash or credit/debit card to the Business office. Once you receive your receipt from the Business office, please show your receipt to a representative of student affairs and you will receive a new copy of your ID.

In order to start a club on campus, you must fill out an application provided by the office of student affairs. In addition to the application you will need to submit a petition of support which includes 25 signatures as well as an application for a faculty advisor. Once submitted, the office of student affairs will review the requested materials and will inform you if the club has been approved.

We work closely with an insurance provider who can help you with weeding through the insurance options that are made available by the government for affordable care. Check out the following site   http://www.healthcaremarketplace.com/ or take advantage of assistance from Steinberg & Associates. Kathy and Merri in that office can help with the Marketplace. They can be reached at 864-582-7575.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act, the college provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students with documented disabilities.  Reasonable accommodations vary according to the circumstances of each case.  Review of requests will be made on an individual basis and any reasonable accommodations afforded, if any, will depend on such factors as the nature and extent of the disability, documentation provided, and the requirements of the curriculum.  It is the responsibility of the student to provide the college with an up-to-date evaluation detailing his or her specific disability.  An application for accommodations is available through the office of student affairs. The application must be completed and returned to the dean of student affairs along with all required documentation.

All instructors are required to report grades to the registrar at midterms and at finals. These grades can be viewed through your student portal application. All faculty members are required to keep an up to date grade book either in electronic format, such as Schoology, or handwritten. Students should have reasonable and timely access to current grades. If you have made reasonable attempts to ascertain your grades with your course instructor and have not had any progress, please see the respective dean.

Sherman college employees are expected to behave in a professional manner in all circumstances and are held accountable for their behavior by their peers and their departmental supervisors. All complaints regarding employees are investigated and appropriate actions are taken when necessary. Students are not typically privy to any disciplinary employee actions due to employee privacy concerns. Additionally, students are expected to behave professionally at all times and are likewise held accountable for their behavior. See Policy 8015-Grievance (Complaint).

The Academic Affairs Appeals Committee hears all appeals relevant to academic policy. They do not accept appeals of grades or overcuts. Concerns over grading or overcuts should first be discussed with the course instructor. If you still have a concern, you should see the respective dean. See Policy 8026-Appeal

If you have any questions regarding the collaboration of this kind, please direct them to the specific course instructor. As a general rule when collaboration is permitted, the college still expects that each student submits their own unique and original work and not simply a copy of another student’s assignment unless specified by the instructor otherwise.

Students have the opportunity to review every course, every quarter that it is taught. Impromptu comments, both positive and negative, are always accepted by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Formal concerns should be directed to the appropriate dean.

In special circumstances, students may be permitted to independent study a course or portion of a course. Typically this is only done for students who have demonstrated high academic performance and may be delayed in their graduation due to a scheduling conflict.  Forms can be downloaded from the website at: Request for Independent Study. See Policy 1024-Independent Study.

Whenever you have a concern about how your course is administered, we encourage you to first address your concern with the course instructor in a professional and courteous manner. If you are unhappy with the results of this meeting, then you can bring your concerns to the appropriate dean. The dean may review course materials or delegate it to a department chair or peer reviewer if they believe the concern has merit.

All instructors are required to have at least one office hour per day for student availability. Sometimes an instructor may be particularly busy and if you are having trouble connecting please email the instructor to request an appointment.