The purpose of Cross-Registration is to provide opportunities for enriched educational programs by permitting students at any of the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education (PCHE) institutions to take courses at any other PCHE institution. The complete list of PCHE schools is below.
- Carlow University
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Chatham University
- Community College of Allegheny County
- Duquesne University
- La Roche College
- Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
- Point Park University
- Robert Morris University
- University of Pittsburgh
The opportunity to cross-register is open to full-time students enrolled in a PCHE college or university.
Each college or university accepts registration from the other institutions; however, first priority in registration is given to students of the host college.
Not all departments or schools at all institutions participate in this program. In each case of student cross-registration, the approval of the Dean or designated individual from the home college or university must be obtained prior to registration. The student’s advisor or dean is responsible for assuring the student’s eligibility for the course in which s/he intends to enroll. PCHE registration forms are available in the advisor’s office and in the Office of the Registrar.
Full credit and grades will be transferred; the academic regulations of the host institution will prevail.
The academic integrity code and other rules of conduct of the host institution apply with regard to its courses and behavior on its campus. The host institution also determines whether its rules have or have not been violated. The student’s home institution will impose such penalties as it considers proper when violations are reported.
Cross registrants do not acquire the status of students in the institutions from 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 bookstore.
Each qualified student normally may enroll in no more than one cross-registration course in any one term or semester under this program.
Duquesne University students who are participating in this program are charged tuition and university fees in accordance with the current rates of Duquesne University; however, students are responsible for paying any additional course or laboratory fees to the host institution.
This cross-registration program does not apply to the summer sessions at any of the institutions. However, taking courses at other institutions during those terms is facilitated by “temporary transfer student” procedures separately agreed to by the PCHE colleges and universities.
Students are encouraged to submit cross-registration forms during pre-registration in order to provide adequate time to receive proper notification of course enrollment.
A Cross-Registration form is obtained either from an advisor or the Office of the Registrar. Students complete the form by indicating the host institution and course in which they wish to enroll.
The completed Cross-Registration form must be submitted to the student’s Advisor for approval. All copies of the form are to be delivered to the Office of the Registrar at Duquesne University.
The Registrar of the host institution will notify applicants regarding their course enrollment status.