More than 450 undergraduate students took advantage of 380 courses through cross-registration among Consortium institutions during 2011-12.
Cross-registration is an arrangement among all Consortium member colleges and universities that allows full-time, undergraduate day students at these institutions to take courses at others.
Generally, courses are open subject to space availability and prerequisites. Cross-registration is a no-charge arrangement. Exceptions to this are additional fees charged for special programs, laboratory materials and supplies, and the determination of a course overload whereby students may be required to pay a course fee to their home institution.
Home Institution - the College where you are formally enrolled as a full-time student
Host Institution - the College where the course is being offered
- If you have questions about courses, schedules, eligibility, special programs or cross-registration arrangements, consult your registrar.
- Obtain a Consortium cross-registration form from your registrar. Complete all student/course information.
- Have the Consortium cross-registration form signed by your home registrar and academic dean.
- Take the form to your host registrar during the cross enrollment period as defined by the host insstitution. The form must be signed by your home registrar and academic dean first.
- When registration is complete and approved, the host registrar will process your registration, and you will be given a copy of the form for your records.
- To drop a course, you must complete a Consortium drop/add form at the host registrar's office. This process must be completed during the normal withdrawal period of the host institution.
- Some schools may require the instructor's signature.
Whom do I contact if I have more questions?
|Anna Maria College||508-849-3403|
|Becker College||508-791-9241 ext. 235|
|College of the Holy Cross||508-793-2511|
|Cummings School of Vet. Med. at Tufts Univ.||508-839-8733 ext. 84602|
|Quinsigamond Community College||508-854-4257|
|UMass Medical School||508-856-2267|
|Worcester Polytechnic Institute||508-831-5211|
|Worcester State College||508-929-8035|
Cross-registration forms, with instructions on registration procedures, are available in the registrar's office of each Consortium institution. After students have completed the registration form and secured the appropriate signatures at the home and host institutions, they will be notified by the host institution if their course registration has been accepted.
Course Availability Information
Cross-registration is available only during fall and spring semesters. A list of all courses offered each semester is available in the Master Course Database. Check with host institution for the most up-to-date course information.
Full-time undergraduate day students may cross-register for courses at host institutions. The standard cross-registration load is one course per student per semester. Cross-registration privileges are not extended to evening students, summer students, continuing education students, or part-time students. Exceptions to these guidelines may be made from time-to-time by the academic deans at the home and host institutions. Arrangements for graduate students are made by mutual agreement of the institutions involved. Full-time status and home institution course-load varies by institution. Check with your home registrar.
Grades for cross-registered courses will be compatible with the home institution's grading system. Grades will be sent to the home institution for transcript-processing and student-reporting.
Transportation to Other Institutions
A free Consortium shuttle service is provided Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. The routes connect several member campuses (WPI, Becker, Assumption, Clark, Worcester State, and Holy Cross) with service to the Worcester Public Library, Union Station and Worcester Art Museum.
Students who use their personal vehicles are responsible for complying with the parking regulations at the host campus. Campus security offices must be contacted for specific parking instructions. See Consortium Cross-registration Parking Permit information.
Students are generally limited to cross-registering for one course per semester. Exceptions may be made by written authorization from the chief academic officer at the student's home institution. Students will be registered on a space-available basis.
Audits by full-time faculty and full-time students are allowed subject to the permission of course instructors.
Arrangements for graduate students are made by mutual agreement of the institutions involved.
The right to deny permission to carry a course overload is retained by each institution based on its own requirements. Students are responsible for satisfying course requirements even though calendars and regulations may differ among Consortium institutions.
The deadline for cross-registration is the last day listed in the academic calendar for registration at each institution. Late registrants may be charged a late fee.
Students interested in cross-registration should contact the registrar's office at their own institution for more information and assistance.
Studying the course catalogs of other Consortium member institutions will help you find the courses you seek.