Independent Study

*Note: We process independent studies for Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. Please do not submit our independent studies form for Summer quarter. For Summer independent studies please visit Summer Session.

 

**There is a 48 business hour turnaround for independent study and MS project forms once our office receives the completed form, so please be sure to submit in advance of the deadline in order to receive your enrollment information on time. It is your responsibility to make sure all signers complete the form as well.**

 

If you would like to enroll in independent studies/thesis research/lab rotation course credit, you must follow these important instructions:

**IMPORTANT** - PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM CLEARLY & COMPLETELY. 

1. Complete DocuSign form Independent Study form

  • Student must use their @ucsc email to complete this form. Please do not use alias email addresses or you may run into authentication errors.
  • You will be sent a link to access your form via email.
  • The student should fill out the project title, evidence of preparation, and work to be submitted.
  • Once the student signs the DocuSign form, the faculty advisor will receive an email notification with a link to the form to review and sign.
  • If the faculty advisor wishes to modify this, they will have the opportunity once they receive the form for review and signature.
  • If the faculty advisor modifies the document it will be resent to the student for review and the student must acknowledge with their initials before submission. 
  • Once all parties have signed, the Graduate Advising Office will receive the completed form and will then provide the student with the enrollment information to officially enroll via MyUCSC.

2. Go to MyUCSC select Main Menu - Student Center and then Enroll.

3. Enter the class number that was e-mailed to you.  Do not use any other number.

4. Click "enroll".

5. Once you have successfully enrolled in your course, click "My Class Schedule" in the tab above and check carefully that you have enrolled in the correct course with the correct faculty member.

6. If the information for your course is incorrect, please check that you have correctly typed in the class number that was e-mailed to you.  If so, then please email the graduate advising office for assistance.  If all the information is correct, then you are enrolled.  Congratulations!

Please see the Registrar's FAQs page for instructions on how to add, drop, and swap classes through MyUCSC.

For Master's Project Only

FOR MASTER'S PROJECT ONLY: To enroll in a Master's Project (296) course please:

1. Complete DocuSign form MS Project Form

  • Student must use their @ucsc email to complete this form. Please do not use alias email addresses or you may run into authentication errors.
  • You will be sent a link to access your form via email.
  • The student should fill out the identification information as well as the proposed project and deadlines.
  • Once the student signs the DocuSign form, the Project Chair and Project Reader will receive an email notification with a link to the form to review and sign.
  • Once all parties have signed, the Graduate Advising Office will receive the completed form and will then provide the student with the enrollment information to officially enroll via MyUCSC.