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Effective Date: February 8, 2005

PURPOSE

The NC-REN Video Network is a two-way Microwave network maintained and operated by the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina (MCNC) and its participating institutions – Duke University, NC A & T State University, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the Research Triangle Institute.

The regulations are intended to advise students and administrators of policies on interinstitutional registration for courses carried on the MCNC Communications System and to provide appropriate regulation of that portion of these registrations which is carried out at UNC-Chapel Hill.

General Provisions

A student regularly enrolled in a degree program at Duke University, NC A & T State University, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, or the University of North Carolina at Charlotte may enroll by interinstitutional registration for courses carried on the MCNC Communications System through the student’s home institution for a course or courses at another participating university.

The student may take a course, providing seats are available, at a participating university if the student’s academic advisor or dean can certify that the course is appropriate for the student’s degree program, e.g., graduate courses only for graduate students, and that the course is not available during the same academic term at the home institution.

Enrollment by interinstitutional registration is normally limited to:

FALL & SPRING TERMS

  • Two courses per term for a graduate (or professional school) student, provided that the student is also registered for the balance of his/her normal load at their home institution.
  • One course per term for an undergraduate student, provided that the student is also registered for the balance of his/her normal load at their home institution.
SUMMER SESSIONS
  • One course (as defined by the host institution) per summer session term, provided that the student (graduate & undergraduate) is also registered for at least three credit hours per session at their home institution in that term.

If a student is participating in a joint program at two of the institutions, and both institutions agree specifically, the limitations listed above may be waived. For part-time degree students or students in the semester in which they complete their degree requirements, a semester’s limitations may be waived if two-thirds of the student’s prior credit hours have been completed at the home institution.

If there are any variances from the above criteria and the home institution approves of the interinstitutional registration, then the visiting institution is obligated to accept the registration.

Registration

UNC-CH students wishing to take courses at the participating interinstitutional schools:

PROCESS 
UNC-CH STUDENTObtains Interinstitutional approval form from the Registrar’s Office, Suite 3100, SASB North.
UNC-CH STUDENTObtains appropriate approval (Graduates must get Advisor approval; Undergraduates and Professionals must get Dean’s approval).
UNC-CH STUDENTTake signed Interinstitutional approval form to the Registrar’s Office in Suite 3100, SASB North.
REGISTRAR’S OFFICEVerify signatures on approval form as well as that the student is registered for appropriate number of hours.
REGISTRAR’S OFFICEFax or mail copy of I-I approval form to Visiting Institution.

Tuition

A student will be billed by his/her home institution for all the courses taken (including interinstitutional courses) at the prevailing tuition rate. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will receive no fees from an interinstitutional student taking courses at this campus unless there is a special fee associated with a particular course. In such a case the student must pay the fee.

Students registered at a receiving institution, however, will have support services provided by the department sponsoring the course at that receiving location. Support services and procedures for each course will be designated at the opening class session.

Statistical Reporting

Visiting students taking courses through interinstitutional registration at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will not be included in the head count or full-time equivalent count of students enrolled at this university. The credit hours taken by visiting students will not be included by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in statistical reports.

Conversely, students whose home institution is The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and who are taking courses through interinstitutional registration at another school will be included in this university’s head count and full-time equivalent count of students. The credit hours taken at the visited institution will be treated statistically as if they were taken at this university.

Grading and Grade Reporting

A student taking a course by interinstitutional registration will be graded in the course in accordance with the grading system of the institution where the course is taken and converted in accordance to the grading system of the home institution. The identification of the institution at which the course was taken will be in the space where the descriptive title is normally shown.

Attachment

Interinstitutional Approval Form (two-part form)