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Tutorial Course


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, and 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 Office of the Registrar and must be approved by the Undergraduate 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.


Waiver of Degree Requirements            


Waivers or substitutions of major or minor requirements must be authorized by the Undergraduate Academic Dean or Division Chair. However, the requirements for total credit hours and grade point average or 2.0 or better may not be waived.




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