Petition for Undergraduate Individual Studies

The Department uses DocuSign for completing and approving forms that previously required a manual signature and routing.  Our intent is to make our forms easier to complete, route, review, and sign, saving time and effort for everyone involved.  Please click on the button below to start the process and access the Independent Study Request form.  Your faculty mentor will be part of the routing process for approval so make sure their contact information is correct.

DO NOT USE THIS FORM UNTIL YOU HAVE CONNECTED WITH YOUR SPONSORING PROFESSOR AND HAVE AN INFORMAL AGREEMENT.

READ THIS BEFORE COMPLETING THE FORM

Step 1: Enter all required information. You will not be able to complete the form until all fields are completed. Be sure to enter your information and your faculty sponsor's information correctly. ** Be sure to use your and your faculty sponsor's UCSC email addresses.

Step 2: Click 'BEGIN SIGNING'. You will receive a pop-up message directing you to your email. Sign into your email and click on the notification you received from DocuSign to complete signing the form.

Step 3: Once you have signed your form, it will be sent to your faculty sponsor to e-sign. Once they have e-signed, all parties will receive an email of the completed form.

Step 4: The confirmation page is your last step. Keep the confirmation for your records. Advising will review the information and then email you next steps on how to enroll into your independent study course. 

Independent Study Docusign Form