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So you've found a professor willing to work with you on a project in mathematics or statistics & data science  that's great! If you would like to earn credit and have this experience appear on your transcript, you'll need to submit a project proposal and request for enrollment. Students currently need to pick up a paper form from our Academic Office: stop by the counter at room 108 of the Math Building during business hours.
The form will require you to include
The student and supervisor are expected to work together to complete the form.
If you are expecting to use these units toward degree requirements, make sure to discuss with your faculty advisor and the Math Center advising team (mathcenter@math.arizona.edu).
Individual Studies Course Types and Grading
See also the Catalog policies on house numbered courses and grading:
https://catalog.arizona.edu/policy/universitywidehousenumberedcourses
S/P/F grades are NOT included in the GPA.
Type 
Numbers 
Grades 
Note 
Preceptorship 
391, 491 
391: A, B, C, D, E regular grades; 491: S, P, F alternative grades 
Used for UTA programs 
Directed Research 
392, 492 
A, B, C, D, E regular grades 

Internship 
293, 393, 493 
S, P, F alternative grades 
Internship Work Plan required for enrollment* 
Independent Study 
199, 299, 399, 499 
S, P, F alternative grades 

Honors Independent Study 
199H, 299H, 399H, 499H 
A, B, C, D, E regular grades 
Honors College students only 
Senior Capstone 
498 
A, B, C, D, E regular grades 

Honors Thesis 
498H 
A, B, C, D, E regular grades 
Honors College students only; must complete two (2) semesters of 498H to graduate with honors 
*see our Internship enrollment instructions for Math Department guidelines and required work plan form.
Determining the Level of an Individual Studies Course:
The faculty member who is mentoring the individual studies course decides on the level at their sole discretion. Some general guidelines:
Mathematical maturity may also be a consideration, and faculty should feel free to use their judgment.