POLICY TITLE: Cross-College and University Registration PCHE (Pittsburgh Council on
Higher Education) Guidelines
DATE OF ISSUANCE: Guidelines are issued yearly to departments and are
included in the Undergraduate
ACCOUNTABLE DEPARTMENT/UNIT: University Registrar’s Office. General
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ABSTRACT: Full-time, paying undergraduate and graduate degree
students can cross-register for one course at a Pittsburgh Council on Higher
Education (PCHE) Institution.
See also: Grades for Transfer Courses
University Registration PCHE (Pittsburgh
Council on Higher Education) Guidelines
Cross-registration provides opportunities for enriched educational programs
by permitting full-time paying undergraduate and graduate students to
cross-register for one course at a Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education
(PCHE) Institution. Full-time
Carnegie Mellon degree students are eligible. The PCHE course may not count towards
full-time status unless the student is enrolled in an inter-university
program. There is no additional
tuition charge, except for special course or laboratory fees. Carnegie Mellon
students do not acquire status at the host institution, but are given library
and bookstore privileges. Credit and grades are transferred directly to the
Cross-registration is not applicable during the Summer Session(s) or
There are nine approved PCHE Institutions in the Pittsburgh area:
Carlow College (578-6084), Chatham College (365-1121), CCAC (237-2555), Duquesne University (396-6230), LaRoche College (367-9300), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (362-5610), Point Park College (392-3861), Robert Morris College (262-8256), University of Pittsburgh (624-1544)
- Each college or university
accepts registration from the other institutions; however, first priority
is given to students of the host institution, and not all departments or
schools in all institutions are able to participate in this program.
- In each case of a student
cross-registration, the approval of the dean or a designated individual
from the home college or university must be obtained prior to
- In addition, the student's
advisor or dean is responsible for assuring the student's eligibility for
the course in which he/she intends to enroll.
- Full credit and grades for
cross-registered courses will be transferred to the appropriate
institution; the academic regulations of the host university will prevail.
- The academic honesty code and
other rules of conduct of the institution providing instruction apply with
respect to its courses and behavior on its campus. That institution also
determines whether its rules have or have not been violated. The student's
own institution will impose such penalties as it considers proper when
violations are reported to it.
- Cross-registrants do not
thereby acquire the status of students in the institutions in which they
are receiving instruction (e.g., for purposes of participation in student
activities, insurance programs, etc.). They do receive library privileges
at the host institution and may purchase course texts at the host
- Each qualified student
normally may enroll in no more than one course off campus in any one term
or semester under this program. Students wishing to cross-register for
more than one course in a term must have approval from the appropriate
academic offices at both schools.
- No additional tuition charge
is made to students who are participating in this program; however, the
student who cross-registers is responsible for paying any course or
laboratory fees to the host.
- Cross-registration does not
apply to summer sessions at any of the institutions.
- Adding or dropping a course
after the home institution's deadline date requires permission from the
home institution; adding or dropping a course after the host institution's
deadline date requires permission from the host institution.
- Students enrolled in approved
joint co-op programs between two PCHE institutions are exempt from the
requirement of being full-time at either school in order to cross
register. Students are bound by the requirements of that program.
- Carnegie Mellon students may
not cross-register for required courses that are normally available at
Carnegie Mellon. Exceptions may be made if courses are unavailable or
legitimate schedule conflicts seriously hinder completion of degree
requirements within the prescribed timeframe.
- "PCHE Cross-Registration
Request" forms are available from The
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