Credit by independent study must be approved by the instructor and the department chair in writing, prior to enrollment. Forms may be obtained at the One Stop Student Services Center or online at The subject area to be studied will be determined by agreement between the student and instructor with the approval of the vice president for Academic Affairs. (Graduate level courses are approved through the Graduate School.) The course numbers will be 199, 299, 399, and 499 for undergraduate credit; 599 for graduate credit. These courses differ from distance education correspondence courses offered through Adams State University Extended Studies.