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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Courses Taken at Other Institutions

Courses taken at another institution may not be credited toward a degree program without prior approval of the dean of the college from which the student expects to earn a degree. Eligible students may enroll in courses at other universities via the University System of Maryland's Inter-Institutional Registration Program or the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area:

The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area consists of American University, The Catholic University of America, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Gallaudet University, Georgetown University, George Mason University, The George Washington University, Howard University, Marymount University, National Defense Intelligence College, National Defense University, Trinity University, University of the District of Columbia and the University of Maryland College Park. Students enrolled in degree-seeking programs at these institutions are able to attend certain classes at the other campuses and have the credit considered as resident credit at their home institutions. The intention is to allow students to take an occasional course to augment a program rather than to develop an individual program.  Payment of tuition for courses will be made to the student's home campus however, special fees may be assessed by the host institution. Comparable courses offered at University of Maryland may not be taken through the Consortium.

Currently registered, degree seeking University of Maryland students with at least junior standing may participate in the Consortium program according to the stipulations listed in the current edition of the Registration Guide. Enrollment in courses is available only on a space-available basis. Visiting students are expected to meet prerequisites or other criteria set by the host institution and comply with the host institution's registration procedures and deadlines.

Golden ID students are not eligible to enroll in courses through the Consortium with waiver of fees. University of Maryland students may only enroll in courses offered on the campus of the host institution. Students interested in additional information about the Consortium program should review the current edition of the Registration Guide or contact the Consortium Coordinator on the first floor of the Mitchell Building.

University System of Maryland Inter-Institutional Registration Program:

Currently registered, degree seeking University of Maryland College Park students have the opportunity to take courses at certain  University System of Maryland Institutions to augment their degree program at University of Maryland under the Inter-Institutional Registration Program. The provisions for such are contained in the Board of Regents Policy on Student Concurrent Inter-Institutional Registration (BOR III 2.40;III 2.41) found at www.usmd.edu/regents/ . Participating institutions include Bowie State University, Coppin State University, Frostburg State University, Salisbury University, Towson University, University of Baltimore, University of Maryland at Baltimore, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, University of Maryland College Park and University of Maryland Eastern Shore. University of Maryland College Park students may not enroll in courses at the University of Maryland University College through this program. Currently registered, degree seeking University of Maryland students with at least sophomore standing may enroll in courses for credit, and have that credit considered as resident credit at their home institution. Enrollment in courses is available only on a space available basis and visiting students are expected to meet prerequisites or other criteria set by the host institution. Payment of tuition for courses will be made to the student's home campus however special fees may be assessed by the host institution. Students interested in additional information about the Inter-Institutional Registration program should review the current edition of the Registration Guide or contact the Consortium Coordinator on the first floor of the Mitchell Building.

Inter-Institutional Registration is only applicable for the Fall and Spring semesters.

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