2023-24 Catalog

Alternative Methods of Instruction


Some mathematics courses are offered through different teaching/learning approaches:

Independent Study

Valencia offers Independent Study (IS) in various courses to allow you to progress at your own rate. IS helps you meet course requirements through student/faculty interaction in a non-classroom situation. IS arrangements are dependent on the availability of a professor and upon the approval of the respective Academic Dean. Regardless of the date of enrollment in an IS course, you will receive a grade at the end of the Fall, Spring or Summer Full Term in which you register for the course. The conditions of the Withdrawal and Forgiveness rules apply to Independent Study courses. (See Course Attempts & Course Withdrawal.)

If you wish to take an IS course, you will have to make arrangements with a professor and the appropriate Academic Dean. Application forms are available in the office of the department responsible for the course. A non-refundable fee of $25 per credit hour is charged in addition to regular fees for each IS course in which you enroll. If you receive financial aid or third-party funding, you should verify that your financial aid or third-party funding will cover the fees associated with Independent Study.