Cross registration options
A limited number of Wheaton students may cross-register for Brown University courses in subjects or areas not covered in the Wheaton curriculum. Students may not take specific classes at Brown that are offered at Wheaton without the consent of the faculty advisor. A minimum GPA of 2.67 (B-) is required to apply. Students can take up to two classes at Brown during their time at Wheaton, and they must be in different semesters while taking three courses at Wheaton. Students taking a language at Brown that is not offered at Wheaton (Catalan, Czech, Modern Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi-Urdu, Korean, Modern Persian, Portuguese, and Swedish) may do so for four semesters. Course and credit are posted as transfer work on the Wheaton transcript.
Applications and details regarding eligibility and other limitations for Brown cross-registration are available in the Kollett Center and should be referred to before completing the application process. The student's faculty advisor must sign off on the application. Both Dean Trayford at Wheaton and the dean at Brown must approve all applications. Application for cross-registration must be submitted to Dean Trayford in the Kollett Center by the end of the week of registration every semester.
Transportation to and from Brown University is the responsibility of the student. Pay careful attention to the times courses are offered so that you can plan for enough travel time to Providence (especially for parking).
Wheaton is a member of the Southeastern Association for Cooperation in Higher Education in Massachusetts (SACHEM). As a member of this group, full-time students at Wheaton are eligible to enroll in a course through a cross registration program at one of the following institutions: Bridgewater State College, Bristol Community College, Cape Cod Community College, Dean College, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Massasoit Community College, Stonehill College, and University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Students apply for SACHEM cross-registration through the Office of the Registrar by completing a SACHEM approval form. Courses must fall outside the Wheaton curriculum. Students are limited to two courses per term and are subject to limitations placed by the host institution. Approval forms and pamphlets outlining the regulations and procedures for SACHEM registration are available at the Office of the Registrar in the Doll's House.
Wheaton students may enroll through the normal preregistration process in one of eight Marine Studies courses offered through the member schools of the Boston Marine Studies Consortium. Students may generally enroll in no more than two courses, generally one per semester. Eligible students must be enrolled as full-time students at Wheaton and, where appropriate, have the necessary prerequisite courses. Courses are taught at Bentley University, Wellesley College, and the New England Aquarium. Students must provide their own transportation. Students should direct questions to Academic Advising.