PURPOSE: To take a course at another univer­sity in the Washington Consortium of Universities. For a list of participating universities, click here.

WHEN: Any semester except the semester when the student will graduate. Taking a Consortium course in your final semester may delay graduation, because the required official grade report may not be available in time for Commencement.

NOTES: A SPECIFIC RATIONALE IS REQUIRED, AND APPROVAL IS NOT AUTOMATIC.

A student may not take through the Consortium a course whose equivalent is regularly offered at CUA.

Normally, a course will be approved only if it is required for the student's major or an approved minor program but not available on campus; or if it is a course in a language not taught at CUA.

A Consortium course may not be audited or taken for a different number of credits than it carries at the offering institution.

FORMS: (1) Consortium Request Form: Statement of Need, and (2) Consortium Registration Form.

PROCEDURE: All the steps outlined below must be completed and all signatures are required for processing.

Obtain the Consortium Request Form and the Consortium Registration Form from the above links. Meet with your academic adviser. If the course is deemed appropriate, the adviser signs both forms. Email your forms to as-ugprogramsoffice@cua.edu for Dean Seth Smith’s approval and signature. 

Once all approval steps are complete, the undergraduate Arts and Sciences office emails the completed forms to Enrollment Services copying the student. The Consortium Coordinator enters the information into the registration system. Students do not register directly on the web for Consortium courses.

Show, but do not give, your copy of the Consortium Registration form to the course instructor. Keep your copy.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Email as-ugprogramsoffice@cua.edu

Updated August 5, 2020