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10. Independent study courses and internships numbered in the 200s and 300s, whether on or
    off campus, are open only to students who have completed the required minimum number of
    courses in the same department/interdisciplinary major, and for Individual Projects, a
    writing-designated course. Off-campus programs numbered in the 900s have special
    prerequisites and limits. (See Independent Study Courses and Off-Campus Programs.)

11. Students are not permitted to enroll in or to receive credit for a lower-level course if they
    have already passed or been given credit for a course in the same department for which the
    lower-level course is an expressed prerequisite, unless written permission is granted by the
    department and filed with the Registrar.

12. A student who is registered for a course must be present at all class meetings during the first
    three days of the Block or risk being dropped from the class and having their place given to
    another student. Students who are unable to be present should be in touch with the
    instructor in advance to see whether he or she will hold their places. Instructors are not,
    however, required to hold places or to admit students at the door.

13. If, at the close of registration, a student is unable to gain admission to a course and the
    instructor and department chair are willing to extend the course's enrollment limit (cap), the
    student may be admitted to the closed course. Permission will be granted only in cases of
    genuine hardship and provided the extension of the cap does not exceed four. The student
    must demonstrate that the course is needed to fulfill a degree or major requirement for
    which there is no alternative in the same or a different department, and that the course or its
    alternative cannot be taken in a different Block or in a later year.

14. Courses are normally capped at 25. Some courses have lower caps. A list of such courses is
    available from the Registrar's Office.

15. To aid students in course selection, please see the Courses of Instruction section of this
    Catalogue where you will find a complete listing of courses and descriptions by department.
    In addition, Cornell College publishes course information online. Information for all staffed
    courses can be found on the Registrar’s web page at Course information for the following academic
    year will be posted no later than one week before the first day of spring registration. Course
    information and syllabi may be adjusted until the first day of a course, and even during a
    course, and as such may differ from the version found online. Students should report any
    missing information to the Office of Academic Affairs.

Adjunct Courses

Adjunct courses numbered in the 500s are highly focused mini courses that complement regular
OCAAT offerings and, like Music Lessons, Ensembles, and English or Theatre participation
activities (numbered in the 700s), may be taken along with principal courses.

500-level adjunct courses normally span 2-4 consecutive Blocks and entail a minimum of 2 and
a maximum of 5 hours of work per week (including contact hours) for a total of 25-30 hours to
earn ¼ course credit.

Students may enroll in a maximum of two 500-level adjunct courses (.25 credits each) in any
one semester, and no more than two full credits in 500-level adjunct courses may be counted
toward satisfying the minimum 31 credits required for the B.A. or B.Mus. degree. The College
expects, however, that a student's primary responsibility be to their principal courses. The rules
governing registration, grading, and withdrawal are:

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