Requirements

All undergraduate students must adhere to the following policies:

Policy: Week 10 Deadline for Contracts

You must have your contract submitted and approved online by the sponsor and all other approvers, with the exception of the Academic Dean, by Friday of Week 10 of the quarter before the start of your contract, with the exception of Fall quarter, which has been extended to the date below. 

Academic Year 2017-18 Undergraduate Contract Due Dates

Fall Quarter Friday, September 15, 2017
Winter QuarterFriday, December 8, 2017
Spring QuarterFriday, March 16, 2018
Summer QuarterFriday, June 8, 2018

Petition for an Exception to this Policy:

In rare circumstances it may be possible to be given an exception to this policy. The following considerations will be used to decide whether or not an exception is warranted. In most cases, affirmative answers to all the criteria would need to be given for an exception to be granted, although we recognize there may be rare extenuating circumstances not covered below.

  • The student has already completed a program at Evergreen prior to starting this contract;
  • The student has not attempted more than 48 credits in individual study contracts;
  • The contract is exceptionally strong academically; and
  • One or more of the following:
    • A program in which the student enrolled was cancelled or changed; or
    • There was a substantial and unavoidable delay, beyond the control of the student, in obtaining approvals or signatures for internship waivers; or
    • The dean asked the student to make revisions to the contract after the deadline.

The deans will consider all petitions on their merits, based on these criteria, with faculty statement considered. Petitions involving shorter contracts for 8 or fewer credits will be viewed more favorably. Petitions will only be considered by deans up to Friday of week 2 of the quarter.  Late registration fees would be $50 during week 2.  No contract will be approved after Week 2.

Policy: Individual Study Credit Maximum

College policy states that you can only earn a maximum of 48 credits using Individual Learning Contracts towards your baccalaureate degree, and that you can only earn a maximum of 48 credits in Internships towards your baccalaureate degree.

Petition for an Exception to this Policy:

In rare circumstances it may be possible to be given an exception to this policy. The following considerations will be used to decide whether or not an exception is warranted. In most cases, affirmative answers to all the criteria would need to be given for an exception to be granted, although we recognize there may be rare extenuating circumstances not covered below.

  • The contract proposal is exceptionally strong academically;
  • The student has been very successful in past contracts;
  • The student has also done a substantial amount of in-program work;
  • An exception to this requirement has not been given previously;
  • The student has academic plans to enroll in a program next quarter, or will graduate;
  • The contract was submitted on time; and
  • There is no way to learn similar content before graduation.

The deans will consider all petitions on their merits, based on these criteria, with faculty feedback considered. Petitions involving shorter contracts for 8 or fewer credits will be viewed more favorably.

Policy: Previous Program Enrollment

College policy states that you must take at least one quarter of an 8 to 16 credit Evergreen program prior to embarking on individual learning through either an individual or internship learning contract through the Olympia, Grays Harbor or Tribal Programs. Students at the Tacoma Program must take at least two quarters of courses and Lyceum at the Tacoma Program prior to embarking on individual learning through either an individual or internship learning contract.

Petition for an Exception to this Policy:

In rare circumstances it may be possible to be given an exception to this policy. The following considerations will be used to decide whether or not an exception is warranted. In most cases, affirmative answers to all the criteria would need to be given for an exception to be granted, although we recognize there may be rare extenuating circumstances not covered below.

  • The contract proposal is exceptionally strong academically;
  • There is an academic opportunity to do a contract this quarter that will not be available in a future quarter;
  • The contract was submitted on time;
  • The student has a solid academic plan to take a program following the contract; and
  • The student is at least sophomore standing or is a “special student”, who has not matriculated at the college.

The deans will consider all petitions on their merits, based on these criteria, with faculty feedback considered. Petitions involving shorter contracts for 8 or fewer credits will be viewed more favorably.