Guided Independent Study (GIS)
Guided Independent Study courses at the University of Northern Iowa offer the ultimate flexibility when it comes to earning college credit. These courses can be completed entirely online and include the following features:
- more than 40 courses offered
- open enrollment - enroll at any time
- work at your own pace
- take up to nine months to complete
Guidelines for Success
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It is wise to start on assignments promptly and establish a definite goal, such as completing one assignment every week or two. Students who start assignments soon after receiving the course materials have a significantly higher completion rate.
A note on the honor system: It is expected that you submit your own work. While you may wish to study and discuss with others, work submitted must be your own. If it is shown you have plagiarized another’s work, or if any cheating is confirmed, you will, at the instructor’s discretion, receive an “F” for the work and/or course. If this occurs, there will be no refund.