Registering for Integrative Masters Project (IMP)

How to Register

Students are required to successfully complete an Integrative Masters Project as part of their degree requirements. Students may choose from one of the five options below. For more detailed information on the different IMP options including a link to A Guide to the Integrative Master's Project, visit the Integrative Master's Project page.

Payment: Please note that a $750 fee is charged each time you register for an IMP. Commonly, financial aid will cover the cost of your IMP. Please refer to your financial aid package to verify your IMP fee is included.

Credits: While Integrative Masters Projects are zero (0) credits, students are granted a 6-credit equivalency (or more than half-time status) for the term(s) in which the study is taking place.

Submission & Approval Process for Final Work: Instructions for Students

Instructions and forms for submitting your completed Independent Study to your mentor are now available on the website. For the other IMP options (Portfolio, Site-based Inquiry, Collaborative Student/Faculty Inquiry and Directed Essay) confer with your mentor about completion processes.

In this IMP, the student will provide the inquiry topic based in an educational setting. These are student-initiated projects with a faculty facilitator and small peer groups.

Duration 

  • This is a Semester-Based IMP Option. Student work must be completed and submitted by the end of one semester.
  • Students who have not completed their work by the end of the semester will be required to re-register and pay for another IMP option in the future.
  • Some Semester-Based IMPs are scheduled to begin prior to the official first day of the term. Please read the dates in the schedule carefully, and be sure to register on time and attend all sessions.
  • Attendance is required at all scheduled class meetings.

Registration

  • Register for a Semester-Based IMP as you would for a course! To see how to register for a course, please visit our Registration page.
  • Remember: Seats in a Semester-Based IMP are treated like a regular course and are available on a first come/first serve basis.

Dropping

  • You can drop a Semester-Based IMP just like a regular class. Please visit our Add/Drop page for more information.
  • Students who drop their IMP during the Add/Drop period will be given a refund for the $750 fee. 
  • If the IMP is not dropped by the end of the Add/Drop period, the fee is not refundable and not transferrable to another future IMP option.

In this IMP, specific inquiry topics are posted each semester. Please see the course schedule for topic descriptions. This IMP features student-initiated projects with a faculty facilitator and small peer group.

Duration

  • This is a Semester-Based IMP Option. Student work must be completed and submitted by the end of one semester.
  • Students who have not completed their work by the end of the semester will be required to re-register and pay for another IMP option in the future.
  • Some Semester-Based IMPs are scheduled to begin prior to the official first day of the term. Please read the dates in the schedule carefully, and be sure to register on time and attend all sessions.
  • Attendance is required at all scheduled class meetings

Registration

  • Register for a Semester-Based IMP as you would for a course! To see how to register for a course, please visit our Registration page.
  • Remember: Seats in a Semester-Based IMP are treated like a regular course and are available on a first come/first serve basis.

Dropping

  • You can drop a Semester-Based IMP just like a regular class. Please visit our Add/Drop page  for more information.
  • Students who drop their IMP during the Add/Drop period will be given a refund for the $750 fee. 
  • If the IMP is not dropped by the end of the Add/Drop period, the fee is not refundable and not transferrable to another future IMP option.

During this IMP, you will be individually mentored by program faculty with program-specific, pre-existing questions.  An overview and the questions are available on my.bankstreet.edu.   

Duration

  • This is a Semester-Based IMP Option. Student work must be completed and submitted by the end of one semester. 
  • Students who have not completed their work by the end of the semester will be required to re-register and pay for another IMP option in the future.

Attendance

Once you have been notified by the IMP committee who your Mentor will be, initiating and maintaining contact with the Mentor of the Mentored Directed Essay is a required part of the process.

Registration

  • Register for a Semester-Based IMP as you would for a course! To see how to register for a course, please visit our Registration page.
  • Students who do not register online for the MDE, may register in person at the Registrar’s Office any time up until the last day of the drop/add period. Visit our Add/Drop page for deadlines and important dates.   

Dropping

  • You can drop a Semester-Based IMP just like a regular class. Please visit our Add/Drop page for more information.
  • Students who drop their IMP during the Add/Drop period will be given a refund for the $750 fee. 
  • If the IMP is not dropped by the end of the Add/Drop period, the fee is not refundable and not transferrable to another future IMP option.

This IMP option is a student initiated project or formal study guided by a faculty mentor.

Duration

Independent Studies should be completed within one year from the time of registration. For more information about registering and progressing through your Independent Study, please visit our updated Independent Study Policy, and Independent Study FAQs

Registration

Students must fill out the Independent Study Commence Form in triplicate, available in the Registrar’s Office.

 Registration CANNOT BE DONE ONLINE.

 To complete the form you will need signatures from:

  • Mentor
  • Advisor or Program Director
  • Financial Aid Office (if applicable)
  • Business Office

Once you have received all of the above signatures, the form must be brought to the Registrar’s Office.

What If I Didn’t Finish?

Please view our Independent Study Policy for information regarding extensions. Please note that additional fees will be charged for students who extend their Independent Study beyond one year.
 

Using an Independent Study to Graduate

Do you have a specific graduation date in mind? Then please review the following dates and deadlines. Also, if you’re getting ready to graduate, please fill out a Graduation Application (link to form) and submit it to the Registrar’s Office.

 

Anticipated Graduation Date

IS Registration & Graduation Application (pdf) Deadlines

IS Draft Due to Mentor all but final formatting


Final IS Due 

December 2015

 

   September 29, 2015

November 30

December 15

January 2016

January 15

January 25

February 2016

February 15

February 25

March 2016

March 15

March 25

April 2016

April 15

April 25

 

Anticipated Graduation Date

IS Registration & Graduation Application (pdf) Deadlines

IS Draft Due to Mentor all but final formatting


Final IS Due 

May 2016

     February 1, 2016

April 20

April 30

June 2016

June 15

June 25

July 2016

July 15

July 25

 

Anticipated Graduation Date

IS Registration & Graduation Application  (pdf) Deadlines

IS Draft Due to Mentor all but final formatting


Final IS Due 

August 2016

   February 1, 2016

August 15

August 25

September 2016

September 15

September 25

  

Anticipated Graduation Date

IS Registration &  Graduation Application (pdf) Deadlines

IS Draft Due to Mentor all but final formatting


Final IS Due 

October 2016

    June 30, 2016

October 15

October 25

November 2016

November 15

November 25 

  

Anticipated Graduation Date

IS Registration & Graduation Application (pdf) Deadlines

IS Draft Due to Mentor all but final formatting

Final IS Due 

December 2016

   September 15, 2016

November 30

December 15

 

A portfolio is a collection of documents, called artifacts, that provides evidence of your knowledge, skills and dispositions. The documents in the Portfolio, collected over the course of an academic year, represent your professional development and reflect your growth and change through course work and classroom experiences as well as through related personal journeys. 

For more information, please visit the IMP Guide.

Application

Duration

  • This is a year long IMP Option.
  • The collaborative nature of the portfolio requires students to attend monthly portfolio group meetings from September—April.
  • Students also meet individually with a portfolio mentor.
  • The portfolio process culminates with each student publicly presenting his or her work.
  • A written portfolio is also submitted in May 2017.

Dropping

You can drop a Portfolio just like a regular class. Please visit our Add/Drop page  for more information.

Students who drop their IMP during the Fall Add/Drop period will be given a refund for the $750 fee. 

If the IMP is not dropped by the end of the Fall Add/Drop period, the fee is not refundable and not transferrable to another future IMP option.

 

The Institutional Research Review Board

The Bank Street College Institutional Research Review Board (IRRB) was created in response to federal regulations that require the presence of such a Board at any institution that conducts research involving human participants and that receives federal support for any of its programs.  Some private foundations require IRRB review of funded research projects as well.  The Board is charged with implementing the procedures that the College has adopted, which are consonant with Federal guidelines for research involving human participants. Click here for more information.