The tutorial course is designed to offer degree-seeking juniors and seniors the opportunity to take a course listed in the current William Woods University catalog, but out of the regularly scheduled sequence. A tutorial course will be considered for approval after other options, such as course substitution, have been considered. A tutorial is not designed to allow a student to forego a regularly scheduled class, may not be used to meet William Woods University's general education requirements, but is available as a last resort.
Courses approved for a tutorial must meet one of these criteria:
- The course is not offered on a regular rotation;
- The course will not be taught in the following semester; or
- The course is needed by a senior with conflicting courses.
The following policies apply:
- A student who has previously dropped a course may not petition to take that same course as a tutorial.
- Students must register for tutorial courses during regular registrations and must be processed on official forms available at the Registrar's Office and must be approved by the Academic Dean.
- Divisions and Departments are not obliged to provide tutorials upon a student's request.
- A student is allowed to take no more than 6 credit hours of tutorial coursework.
- Tutorial courses are subject to the usual tuition charges and to an additional fee per credit hour.
- Tutorials are not available to students who are participating in degree completion programs.