Directed Study

Admissions & Records Office

Oceanside: 760.795.6620 • San Elijo: 760.634.7870

Directed Study courses provide an opportunity for students to pursue a special area of interest in order to achieve specific goals beyond the scope of existing courses offered at MiraCosta College. Directed Study courses are available in many disciplines and are identified with 298 as their course number.

Students enrolled in a Directed Study course work independently and interact directly with an instructor on an individual basis and as prescribed by the Directed Study Agreement, which is a learning contract developed collaboratively with the instructor, approved by the department chair, instructional dean and instructor, and submitted to the Admissions and Records Office by the add deadline for semester-long length courses. Three units is the maximum Directed Study credit that may be applied toward a degree.

To enroll in a Directed Study course, students must have successfully completed 12 units of college work with at least a 3.0 grade-point average. Directed Study Agreement forms are available from Admissions and Records.