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LVAIC Cross Registration Program Serves Hundreds of Faculty, Staff, and Students Another Year in a Row

May 28, 2018, @ 8:00 AM
Take courses at other LVAIC institutions. Transfer credits directly to your GPA at no additional cost to your tuition.

Take courses at other LVAIC institutions. Transfer credits directly to your GPA at no additional cost to your tuition.

Cross registration is an opportunity for undergraduate students to enrich their academic experience by completing coursework at other LVAIC institutions. The program provides students with access to expanded fields of study, courses offerings, and academic resources. Since its inception in 1971, the LVAIC cross registration program has offered additional opportunities for students, faculty, and staff, as well as employee spouses. Full-time undergraduate degree seeking students in good academic standing who are not first semester freshmen and are enrolled at a member institution of the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges, may register for up to two undergraduate courses per term or summer session with a limit of 8 cross registered courses during their academic career.

This system is a prime example of the LVAIC community maximizing resources by taking advantage of courses only available on certain campuses. Rather than every campus offering every course students may be seeking, this allows LVAIC students to have the full spectrum of courses offerings from across the Lehigh Valley.  Furthermore, this benefit extends to faculty and staff, as well as their spouses/domestic partners.

When a student wishes to enroll for a course offered by one of the participating institutions, the student must review the course offerings available for cross registration and select a course to request. After completing the Request for Cross Registration, the information is sent to the student’s advisor who will approve or deny the request. Advisor approved course requests will be sent to the student’s Home Registrar for any additional approvals. If approved by the Home Registrar, the information will be sent to the Host Registrar for review. Registration by the host school is dependent upon course availability and registration time lines. Students may not know the result of their request until the beginning of the semester. Students will be informed of the result of their request by the Host Registrar. At the end of the term, transcripts or certified grade reports will be forwarded automatically without charge from the Host Registrar to the Home Registrar for any cross registered students. While this process is mainly used during the academic year, it is also available during the summer. However, students will need to pay the HOST institution directly for any summer courses, and must complete the necessary paperwork through their HOME institution’s Registrar.

The full list of course options is available on the LVAIC website for the Fall 2018 semester. The policies for students, faculty, and staff are also available on the LVAIC cross registration page.

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