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BIOT 599: Independent Study registration
Many students are interested in doing practical work in addition to their classroom based studies and we fully encourage students to do so. It is the student’s responsibility to locate a project and follow the instructions for registration and grading. An independent study project may be done on campus at one of our many labs or off campus at perhaps a biotech or phramaceutical company. Students cannot be paid for their work for an independent study. The total maximum credit allowed of independent study for the degree is 3.0 credit units if in the molecular biology track and either the lab or stats course is waived.
International Students can only complete 1 CU of BIOT599 off campus and must also register with ISSS for CPT (http://global.upenn.edu/isss/cpt) after registeration is complete for BIOT599. If completing 2 CU extra, those projects must be completed on campus. You will be given further, detailed instructions upon submission of your form.
Lab Requirement Waiver
Students who feel they have a significant amount of prior laboratory experience are welcome to request a waiver of the requirement. An approved lab waiver means the student does not have to take a lab course. Students must however, still earn the required 11 credit units for the degree. The form asks for a replacement course which must be from SEAS, SAS, or SOM and 500 level or higher.
Statistics Requirement Waiver
Students who feel they have a significant amount of prior statistics experience are welcome to request a waiver of the requirement. An approved lab waiver means the student does not have to take a statistics course. Students must however, still earn the required 11 credit units for the degree. The form asks for a replacement course which must be from SEAS, SAS, or SOM and 500 level or higher.
Forms that are overseen and approved by the SEAS Academic Programs Office (APO) are listed on the link above. Commonly used forms by the Biotechnology Students are:
- Transfer of Credit Petition
Use for courses taken at another college or university or courses taken at Penn prior to enrollment in the Biotechnology Master’s Program.
- Application for Master’s graduation
All students must submit this form in the term in which they plan to complete their degree to begin the graduation process.
- Petition for Action
Used most commonly to request a leave of absence and return for leave.
- Request for a Letter
Requests for a letter to confirm enrollment, student status, etc. must be submitted using this form.
SEAS CPT EAS897 Instructions and Form
International students can only complete one CPT with EAS897 as the “course registration” for your transcript. EAS897 is usually completed over the Summer term. EAS897 does not carry tuition and it does not count towards the degree. Please see the link for more instructions and the form.