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General Cross-Enrollment Info

Des Moines Area Consortium for Higher Education (DMACHE) Cross-Enrollment Program Guidelines

The cross-enrollment guidelines were originally adopted by the Consortium in 1975 and amended in 1992, 2003, 2009 and 2016 to reflect changes in the cross-enrollment program. The agreement has received approval of the presidents of the three DMACHE institutions: Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), Drake University, and Grand View University.

Participants - General

  • The DMACHE cross-enrollment program is available only for the fall and spring semesters.
  • Only full-time undergraduate students enrolled at one of the three Consortium institutions will be allowed to participate. Full-time status will be determined by the home institution. (Full-time status for undergraduates at Drake is a minimum of 12 credits in a given semester.)
  • A maximum of 75 students from each home institution will be allowed to enroll at each host institution during each semester.
  • Participating students will be allowed to take only one course under the program at only one of the other two institutions.
  • Students must establish their eligibility to participate in the program through the registrar's office at their home institution.
  • Students must meet all prerequisites for any course in which they wish to cross enroll.
  • Students wishing to cross-enroll may not register as a regular student and then later request to be switched over to be considered a cross-enrolled student.
  • Cross-enrolled students must abide by the start and end dates, policies, and procedures set by the host institution.
  • No more than two (2) cross enrolled students, from either Drake University or Grand View University, may be enrolled in any one DMACC course section at a time. For example: 2 Drake students or 2 Grand View students or 1 Drake student and 1 Grand View student in specific section of SPC 101.
  • Limit allowable classes to 3 credits or less.  For students wishing to enroll in a course that is more than 3 credits, the student will pay for the additional credits (beyond the three), plus any associated fees.

Procedures - General

  • Each institution will determine which classes will be available for cross-enrollment. A list of excluded courses will be available in each institution's registrar's office and on their cross-enrollment web pages.
  • Each home institution will verify students' eligibility on a tuition waiver form. The waiver must be delivered to the host institution where the registration process will be completed.
  • The academic advisor of the home institution will approve the courses to be taken through cross enrollment and will also be responsible for making certain that the student has completed all prerequisites.
  • Students participating in the cross-enrollment program will obtain approval for course enrollment and prerequisites using appropriate procedures of their home institutions.
  • No change to cross-enrollment (other than drops) may occur later than five business days prior to the start of the semester at the host institution.
  • There will be no tuition charges for the first three (3) credits. The students will be allowed to take a three (3) credit course based on the full-time tuition they paid at their home institution. However, the student is responsible for fees associated with the course and tuition for any credits beyond three.
  • Grades will be assigned according to the host institution's grading policies.
  • Each host institution will generate an academic transcript of each participant and will automatically send the transcript to the home institution at the end of each term.
  • Credits will be transferred back to the home institution and may be applicable toward the student's program of study. Advisors should consult with the appropriate registrar or departmental representative if transferability is questionable.
  • This cross-enrollment agreement will be reviewed and renewed/revised no later than December 31 of each year for the coming academic year by the registrars of the participating institutions.

For more information about cross-enrollment procedures at either DMACC or Grand View, click the corresponding link on the left.

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