The National Hispanic University in San Jose, CA


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Individual Study

Individual Directed Study courses are offered under special conditions or educational needs which cannot be met by the available curriculum. No student will be allowed to enroll in an Individual Directed Studies course if the course is offered in a timely fashion, which will enable the student to graduate on time. An individual Directed Study is permissible only with qualified faculty. Students should not be allowed to begin work on individual study until tuition for the Individual Directed Study is paid. The privilege of Individual Directed Study is limited to students who meet the following requirements:

  • Have at least a 3.0 Grade Point Average
  • Are not on Academic Probation
  • Have upper-division status
  • Have not exhausted the maximum number of 12 units of Individual Directed Study at the National Hispanic University.

If a student does not meet one or more of the above requirements, the student must complete an Individual Directed Study Appeal Form and submit to the department coordinator for approval.

One unit of individual study represents 45 hours of work, resulting in satisfactory work, which is equivalent to the number of instruction and homework hours required. Individual Directed Study Forms must be completed before any assigned work begins.



The National Hispanic University has a cross-enrollment agreement with San Jose State University (SJSU). Enrollment at SJSU is subject to space availability. Specific procedures for enrollment at SJSU can be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.


Withdrawing from NHU

Students planning to withdraw from the University are requested to make an appointment with the Department Coordinator prior to initiating withdrawal procedures.

A student who wishes to withdraw from the University must secure a Withdrawal Form from the Office of the Registrar and must obtain the signatures specified on the withdrawal form. Only when the completed form has been returned to the Office of the Registrar does the withdrawal become official.

Authorized Withdrawal

The Office of the Registrar and the Business Office require instructors to keep accurate attendance records for each student. Upon receipt of the signed withdrawal form from the student, the Office of the Registrar will determine the last day of class attendance so that date can be recorded on the Withdrawal Form. The Department Coordinator is required to sign the Withdrawal Form as well as the Business Office. The Business Office retains a copy of the signed Withdrawal Form and initiates the calculation and distribution of a refund. The Business Office will then distribute copies to the student, the Financial Aid Office and the Office of the Registrar.

Unauthorized Withdrawal

Students who simply absent themselves from class or tell the instructor that they are withdrawing from the University without filing the required form will have an unauthorized withdrawal “U” posted to their records.


Supporting NHU: Register at using the group name "The National Hispanic University" and group ID 143889006.

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