Independent Learning

Independent Learning Experiences (ILE) help students take responsibility for their education and foster initiative and independence by enhancing students’ confidence in their own abilities.  

A graduation requirement for all students, the XLP requires students to complete a project of at least three credits in a single semester or summer in one of these categories: (a) an independent research project or a creative project (including but not limited to honors projects); (b) an internship; (c) an approved study abroad program or (d) student teaching. The requirement can be fulfilled by completion of a project in the Summer Fellows program or a comparable summer research program.