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Internship Deadline is ALWAYS the third Friday of each semester.

Through internships Elizabethtown College offers students the opportunity to apply and augment their classroom learning with real-world experience.  Students should always consult with the appropriate Academic Department for more detail on specific departmental internship policies. If the department does not have a specific form, Registration and Records does supply a generic internship contract and it is available for pick-up in our office. 

Special Course Registration Options 

Deadlines are listed on the appropriate forms. Directed Study course numbering is the same as outlined in the Catalog.  Independent Studies are registered as 481-484, depending on the number of credits, with the departmental discipline of the supervising faculty member (e.g., CS 481 is sponsored by a computer Science faculty member and the student is awarded 1 credit).  Tutorials are register as 379 in the departmental discipline of the instructor and a section association of "TU".

Independent Study

  • Used to register a project that does not exist as a course in the Catalog
  • The student is responsible for proposing the content of the course, but faculty sponsor, department chair, and IS Committee are responsible for ensuring quality of project.
  • Students submit the Independent Study Proposal to the Independent Study Committee. 
  • Student works largely independently, with oversight from faculty supervisor.
  • Requires no additional tuition fee because the student assumes the bulk of the responsibility and there is less oversight from the sponsoring faculty member.

Directed Study

  • Used to register a course that is in the Catalog but is not offered when a student needs to take the course.
  • Course already exists in the Catalog, so a separate proposal is not necessary.  However, a Directed Study Application needs to be submitted in order to register for a directed study.
  • Student and supervising faculty member work closely throughout the semester.
  • This registration assumes a moderate amount of faculty supervision.




  • Used when a professor agrees to provide a student with instruction for a course that is not offered in the Catalog.
  • Faculty member is responsible for developing the content of the course.  The student is responsible for the submission of the Tutorial Application form.
  • Faculty member works closely with the student to provide instruction on the topic.
  • An additional fee is charged and must be paid before the registration of the tutorial can occur.
  • Assumes greatest amount of faculty supervision.


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