AMERICAN RIVER COLLEGE
INDEPENDENT STUDIES PETITION
ependent study is an extension of an existing American River College (ARC) catalog course.
One unit of independent study equals 54 hours of lab. Independent study may be taken for
1-3 units. Independent study cannot be used to repeat or to substitute for an existing ARC
1. Student must have successfully completed the regular basic catalog course at ARC.
2. Student must be enrolled in a regular catalog course.
3. Student must be in good standing.
: Discuss your student educational plan and the transferability of the independent studies course with a
: Discuss the option of an independent studies course with an instructor in the discipline.
: If the instructor agrees to supervise this course, complete the independent studies petition. Once you and
the instructor have signed the petition, please forward to the Area Dean for approval.
: Upon approval of the Independent Studies Proposal Petition, A&R will add the class to your schedule
and contact you by way of email to pay the enrollment fees. The completed petition must be filed by the deadline
published in the class schedule in the semester in which the study is to be completed. If the study is not completed
by the end of the semester, a new petition must be approved in the subsequent semester, if units are to be granted.
Student ID #:
Name: Phone #:
E-mail Address: _____________________________________ (Please print clearly)
At American River College, is the student:
Enrolled in a regular catalog course? ___
In good standing? ___