Eligibility Requirements

Students may major in an approved program of study at any ACTC school. Not all academic programs are approved. Some programs, including those already offered at the student’s home institution, are ineligible for cross-registration.

Students contemplating a major on another campus must discuss their plans with their academic advisor on their home campus. In particular, students should make sure their proposed major follows the general guidelines established for majors at their home campus and that they will be able to meet all other requirements (e.g., general education or core) at their home college.

Students must follow the procedures and meet all requirements of the host institution for acceptance into the desired major. Students should check with their faculty advisor and/or advising department at the home institution for more information. Acceptance into a major on another campus may be subject to some limitations, particularly related to availability.

The following statements provide further clarification, based on the home institution’s policies:

Augsburg University

Majors not offered at Augsburg may be taken by Augsburg University students with the approval of the other consortium institutions. Students should consult the Office of the Registrar at Augsburg for further information.

Hamline University

Majors not offered at Hamline may be taken at any of the ACTC colleges provided the student also has an appropriate liberal arts major at Hamline, and provided the major falls within the liberal arts tradition.

Students wishing to major at an ACTC college must submit a Flexible Curriculum Proposal Form to the Registrar’s Office and should consult with staff in the registrar’s office or the Center for Academic Services before doing so.

Macalester College

All Macalester students must complete a major at Macalester. Students may complete a second major in any course of study that has been approved at any consortium college.

A major at another institution will not be sufficient to meet graduation requirements at Macalester, however, and will not be noted on the student’s official transcript.

Credit is granted for individual courses in the following categories: any liberal arts course, courses in business administration or social work, and some courses in nutrition.

St. Catherine University

A student at St. Catherine University may major in any course of study that has been approved at any consortium college and that is not available as a major at St.Catherine University.

The student must follow all procedures of the host institution in order to be accepted into the appropriate major program. This may involve taking the “Petition to Major” form from St. Catherine’s academic advising office to the host ACTC campus or submitting documents required by that college.

The student should arrange her program with the academic advising office to ensure that: (1) the proposed major program follows the general guidelines laid down for major programs at St.Catherine University; and (2) the student will satisfy all liberal arts core requirements specified by St. Catherine University.

University of St. Thomas

A student at the University of St. Thomas may major in any course of study that has been approved at any consortium college, provided that the major is not available as a major at St. Thomas. The student must follow procedures of the other (host) institution in order to be accepted into the appropriate major program.

In addition, the student must obtain the approval of the Committee on Studies at the University of St. Thomas for the program. The Committee on Studies should verify that: (1) the student’s proposed program follows the general guidelines laid down for major programs at the University of St. Thomas; and (2) the student will satisfy all general requirements specified by the University of St. Thomas.