Academic Policy Details

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, 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: (1) The course is not offered on a regular rotation; (2) The course will not be taught in the following semester; or (3) The course is needed by a senior with conflicting courses.

The following policies apply: (1) A student who has previously dropped a course may not petition to take that same course as a tutorial. (2) 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. (5) Divisions and Departments are not obliged to provide tutorials upon a student's request. (6) A student is allowed to take no more than 6 credit hours of tutorial coursework. (7) Tutorial courses are subject to the usual tuition charges and to an additional fee per credit hour. (8) Tutorials are not available to students in Graduate & Adult Studies who are participating in degree completion programs.


These policies apply to the Semester Program/On Campus students only.  Graduate College Students will need to consult the Graduate College Bulletin.

Academic Catalog 2009