Proposal for Unique Independent Learning Contract

Independent Learning Contract for Unique Area of Study

While uncommon, an Independent Learning Contract can be an option for someone who is interested in exploring a highly specialized area of inquiry or taking an interdisciplinary approach to the key concepts of a particular area of inquiry. These Independent Learning Contracts are most common in the Individualized Studies program, and they require the student to develop a proposal outlining the learning goals.  A faculty member with expertise in the area of inquiry is then assigned to work with the student to formulate specific learning outcomes and assignments to meet the student’s goals.

Getting Started!

The first step in proposing an Independent Learning Contract for a unique area of inquiry is to read the Unique ILC Guidelines, which can be found under “Select a Set of Guidelines” on the main navigation menu above. The guidelines will take you through a series of questions to help you develop an academically sound area of inquiry that will meet your learning goals. Your responses to these questions will serve as your proposal for a unique Independent Learning Contract. Once you have completed your proposal, you will fill out the Request Form below and attach your proposal document. You will be asked for your 9-digit GSC Student ID, so please be sure to have it handy when you fill out the form. If, at any point after you have submitted your request form, you need to cancel your request, please submit a Cancel Course Request form.


Unique ILC Request Form (v2)

Use this form to request an Independent Learning Contract with student-generated learning goals.
  • Enter your 9-digit GSC student ID.
  • Please enter your Go.Granite email. For information about Go.Granite email accounts, please copy-and-paste the following URL into your browser:
  • From the drop-down list below, please select the Granite State College campus where you receive academic advising and/or take courses.
  • From the drop-down list below, please select the name of your academic advisor.
  • We are asking for this information because GSC must make sure that your integrative capstone conforms to that state’s regulations
  • Please select the term for which you wish to develop an Independent Learning Contract with student-generated learning goals.
  • Enter a title for your Independent Learning Contract.
  • Please attach your unique ILC proposal document here.