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Options for Accelerated and Independent Studies

Options for Accelerated and Independent Study

Qualified students may accelerate their progress through portions of the undergraduate curriculum by presenting excellent scores on the College Board Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Examinations, by performing well in various departmental placement examinations in fields such as foreign languages, fine arts, and mathematics, and by earning credit for university courses by examination. These options are described in the “Undergraduate Education’’ section of this catalog.

Qualified students may enroll in advanced, upper-division courses, provided they have fulfilled the course prerequisites or have obtained the instructor’s permission. Upper-division students with excellent academic records may enroll in independent reading or studies course 198, 199, and 199AA-ZZ. Exceptionally qualified seniors are sometimes encouraged to enroll in graduate courses.