The Catholic University of America

Faculty Handbook

Section D: Special Procedures

III-D-2 Consortium Cross Registration

Local institutions of higher education in the District of Columbia cooperate through the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. The Consortium consists of twelve institutions - The American University, The Catholic University of America, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, The George Washington University, Howard University, Marymount University, Trinity College, The University of the District of Columbia, The University of Maryland (College Park) and Southeastern University.

The University also participates in the Washington Theological Consortium, which coordinates programs, faculty exchanges, cross-listing of courses, and library resources among and for its institutions, which include The Catholic University of America's School of Religious Studies, Dominican House of Studies, Episcopal Theological Seminary, Howard University Divinity School, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Washington Theological Union, and Wesley Theological Seminary.

Students following an approved program leading to a degree in any of the institutions have the opportunity to select from the combined offerings of all the institutions the particular courses, not offered at their institutions, which best meet their needs. Students in certain degree programs are excluded, and some courses are not open to participation. Registration and payment of tuition are effected at the student's home institution where the record of academic achievement is maintained in accordance with its policies.

Each student from another university registered through the Consortium ("visiting student") will receive a copy of the Consortium Registration Form, which serves as a class admission card and a student identification card. The form is retained by the student but should be shown to the faculty member at the first regular meeting of class. The names of visiting students will appear on the class list. Visiting students continue to be bound by the academic regulations of their home institutions with respect to changes in registration.

When evaluating and reporting grades for visiting students, the faculty applies the academic standards and grading practices of The Catholic University of America. Grades may be converted subsequently as appropriate to conform to the grading system of the student's home institution before being recorded on the official transcript maintained by the home institution. The faculty is not obliged to change normal grading schedules to accommodate the needs of visiting students. Students who receive a grade of Incomplete are bound by the time limits of their home institution for completing the course work, but an instructor may require the completion of the work according to the regulations of this University.




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