Registration policies and procedures
Auditors will only be allowed if space is available after all those wishing to enroll for credit are registered. Permission to audit a course will only be granted with the instructor’s signature on a special permission form. In general, auditors are not permitted to participate in class discussion, but students should consult with faculty members regarding their expectations of auditors. Please note that auditing a course costs $25 per credit hour in addition to flat-rate tuition. Students who have requested a class for audit will be administratively added to the class only after the paperwork has been received. 1L students are not eligible to audit.
Independent Study Courses
To register for a B600 (Directed Reading), B706 (Research), B707 (Directed Research), or B710 (Independent Clinical Project) a student must:
- Request the class during registration or drop/add;
- Submit the approval paperwork to the registrar;
- Register for the credit in One.IU.
General policy for JD students taking courses in other IU schools or departments
- The Dean of Students must determine that:
- A requested outside graduate-level course must be deemed by the Law School to have significant intellectual challenge for a law student;
- The course must be closely tied to the student’s career goals or to his or her studies in the Law School;
- The total number of non-law course credits must not exceed six (6) credit hours, including the potential credits of the course requested above.
- Associated fees. There may be extra fees/tuition associated with adding a non-law class. See the Dean for Students or the Director of Financial Aid for more information.
- No duplication. The course must not duplicate a course offered by the Law School or a course previously taken by the student.
- Credit. Credit will be given for the hours earned and a grade of ‘Pass’ will be recorded upon receipt of evidence of satisfactory completion (“C” or higher) of the course.
- Registration. Students are responsible for registering (or withdrawing) themselves for the non-law class. This may involve obtaining instructor and/or departmental authorization for the course.
- Applicability. This policy does not apply to J.D. students who enroll in joint degree programs.