Jan 17, 2022  
SCPS College Catalog 2020-2021 
SCPS College Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Alternative Study Options

Directed Study

Under extraordinary circumstances, a student may be approved to undertake directed study of a regular Elizabethtown course, currently listed in the Catalog, 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. A directed study is scheduled and completed within the semester or session in which it is registered. In addition to regular tuition, a per credit directed study fee is charged as follows:
(1) $100 per credit for undergraduate students; (2) $150 per credit for graduate students.

Applicants for a Directed Study: 

  • Must be a degree-seeking student with 30 completed credits in his or her academic plan and must have taken nine residential (or local) credits.
  • Must have a minimum of a 3.00 or higher GPA in the major and overall GPA.
  • Must submit the application for consideration three weeks prior to the start of a semester or session.

Please be advised, by course design, not all courses in the Catalog may be completed as directed studies.

Undergraduate Internships

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.

Study Abroad

 SCPS students are eligible for study abroad opportunities per the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate students possess at least a 2.6 cumulative GPA.
  • Graduate students possess at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Receive approval from the SCPS Dean, noting that no disciplinary history exists to inhibit success abroad and/or represent the college negatively.

Financing the Experience

SCPS students on a semester-long experience will direct pay the provider and would not be aid eligible.

SCPS students on a winter or summer experience will direct pay the provider and may be aid eligible if the experience exceeds six credits.

Pay the study abroad fee to cover major medical insurance and emergency evacuation services for the duration of the program (semester, winter, summer).

Faculty-led trips

SCPS students may join any faculty-led program, typically held in May term.   Fees, course credits, and course requirements vary with the each trip. 

See https://www.etown.edu/offices/study-abroad/short-term-programs.aspx for details. 

Course approval

SCPS students must complete an Elizabethtown College Study Abroad Course Approval Form prior to departure that outlines intended courses, including the credit conversion and the intended course equivalency at E-town.   Students are required to obtain approval from their Academic Advisor, Study Abroad and Registration and Records.

Course transfer

All pre-approved courses will transfer back to the College as designated per the transfer credit policy.  Students must earn a C- or better in the US equivalent of the grade.

All SCPS students studying abroad must complete the Study Abroad Office’s application and pre-departure orientation. For more information about the Study Abroad Office, please visit www.etown.edu/offices/study-abroad.