Under extraordinary circumstances, a student may be approved to undertake directed study of a regular Elizabethtown course that is not being offered in a given session or semester. The student works independently with a facilitator to achieve the learning outcomes of the selected course based on a learning contract between them. Directed studies must be completed within the semester or session for which they are scheduled.
Directed studies are dependent on the availability and approval of an appropriate facilitator; all requests for directed studies must be approved by the Director of Student Services. A per credit directed study fee is charged in addition to regular tuition.
An student must have 30 credits in his or her academic plan and must have taken nine credits through Elizabethtown College in order to request directed study. The student must also be in good academic standing (a 3.00 or higher GPA in the major and overall GPA). Students should request a directed study, in writing, through an academic advising coordinator at least 30 days prior to the start of a semester or session. Please remember that all Elizabethtown courses may not lend themselves to this learning option.
Through internships, Elizabethtown College offers undergraduate students the opportunity to apply and augment their classroom learning with real-world experience. Internships can assist students with deepening and sharpening their personal learning and career goals.
In order to be eligible for an internship, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, have completed 70 credits overall with a minimum of 9 credits through SCPS. Any courses directly related to the area of the internship placement should be completed prior to the internship as well.
For students who are currently employed, an internship must occur outside of the existing employment, although a learner may intern in a different position within the current place of employment.
Students may request approval for up to six internship credits which are graded on a pass/fail basis. To be awarded academic credit, learners must intern a minimum of 40 hours per credit over the course of the term in which the internship is registered. A three-credit internship equates to a minimum of 120 hours of work; six credits equates to 240 hours.
To determine eligibility and procedures for earning internship credit, students should contact their academic advisor.