Under certain circumstances, a matriculated student with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher may take a course via directed study in a semester when the course is not offered at NHTI. A directed study allows them to pursue the learning objectives/outcomes for a course independently under the guidance of a faculty member. The student must explain why the course was not taken in a previous semester and demonstrate why the course could not be taken in a subsequent semester. Barring exceptional circumstances, a directed study will not be granted for a course currently being offered at NHTI. Non-matriculated students are not eligible for a directed study.

A department chair who requests that a student take a course via directed study must present a proposal to the VPAA detailing the rationale for the request, the specific learning activities that will be required of the student, and the specific assessment and evaluation tools that will be used to evaluate the student’s learning. The proposal should identify the faculty member who will supervise the directed study. The Directed Study Proposal Form is available from the Academic Affairs Office and the Registrar’s Office.

A student may not take a directed study for a course they have taken at NHTI and failed or for a course taken at another institution and received a grade that will not transfer to NHTI. The VPAA must give final approval to all directed study proposals. Grading of directed study projects will follow standard NHTI policies and procedures.