COF CROSS REGISTRATION FAQs for EMPLOYEES
Q – When am I
eligible to cross register?
Q – When is
the cross-registration period?
Q – How many
classes can I take a semester?
Q – Are
all courses at all the COF colleges available to me?
Q – Where
do I find out about how to cross register?
Q – How
do I find a class for cross registration?
Q – Can I take
classes over the summer?
Q – Does this class “count”?
Q – How
do I add a class after the registration period is over?
Q – Can
I take a class during the day and make up my work hours
at another time?
Q – Where
do I get a copy of the COF employee cross registration form?
Q – Once
I have the form, how do I register for a course?
Q – When am I eligible to cross register?
A – Eligible employees are those full-time benefited employees
who have completed one-year of employment.
Q – When is the cross-registration period?
A –The employee cross-registration period begins in early
November for spring courses and a week in early April for
summer and fall courses during the regular student cross-registration
period. Check the employee cross registration website at http://colleges-fenway.org/Crossregemployee.htm
for specific dates. Please keep in mind that registration
is on a space available basis.
Emmanuel - COF eligible employees wishing to take undergraduate
courses through Emmanuel’s Graduate and Professional Programs
should meet individually with one of our advisors or attend
an informational meeting, regularly scheduled at our nine
locations. Please visit http://www.emmanuel.edu/gpp/bsba/
for more information.
MassArt – COF employee cross-registration for Freshman courses
at MassArt is not available until after Freshman have enrolled
in their classes. In order to register for a Freshman course,
employees are encouraged to attend the first class and seek
permission from the instructor to take the class. COF employees
wishing to take classes at MassArt through the Professional
and Continuing Education program should submit registration
forms as soon as possible once the courses are listed online
(and registration is open). In general, registration begins
near the start of the semester. For example, summer registration
usually begins in early April and fall registration usually
begins in mid-July.
Q – How many classes can I take a semester?
A – Full-time Benefited employees may be eligible to take
one course per semester at any one of the other COF colleges
with the approval of the supervisor and Human Resources at
the home college and the approval of the registrar at the
Q – Are all courses at all the COF colleges available
A – No, only undergraduate courses listed in the cross registration
database. Also, cross-registration courses are available on
a space available basis, as home college students have first
priority. Other requirements, such as prerequisites and instructor
consent, must be satisfied.
Emmanuel - In addition to the courses listed in the database,
undergraduate courses offered through Emmanuel’s Graduate
and Professional Programs will be made available on a space
available basis to COF employees through this program. Please
see above link.
MassArt – Only courses on MassArt’s main campus in Boston
qualify. Independent and directed studies, graduate courses,
and non-credit workshops are excluded from this policy. Undergraduate
courses offered through MassArt’s Professional and Continuing
Education Program will be made available on a space available
basis to COF employees through this program.
Wentworth – Courses taken by Wentworth employees cannot conflict
with their regular work schedule.
Wheelock – Professional licensure courses at Wheelock requiring
admission to a degree program and prerequisite field experiences
will not be offered for cross registration.
Q – Where do I find out about how to cross register?
A – You can read about the employee cross registration process
on the COF website at http://colleges-fenway.org/Crossregemployee.htm.
There is also information in your Human Resources Office about
the employee cross registration process.
Q – How do I find a class for cross registration?
A – There is an on-line searchable database at http://www.colleges-fenway.org/coursedirectory/.
Emmanuel – Please visit http://www.emmanuel.edu/gpp/schedules/
for undergraduate course offerings in the Graduate and Professional
Programs at Emmanuel College.
MassArt – Potential registrants from the COF schools should
check our website at http://www.massartplus.org or http://www.massart.edu
and follow the link to Continuing Education to check availability
of offerings. Notification of acceptance into the course will
be made shortly before the start of the semester (approximately
one week before the course begins). Seats are on a limited
space availability basis.
Q – Can I take classes over the summer?
A – Not all of the COF schools offer summer courses. Please
see below for more information.
Emmanuel - Courses are offered during summer semester.
MassArt – Eligible employees may take undergraduate classes
at MassArt through the Professional & Continuing Education
Wentworth – Courses are offered during summer semester.
Q – Does this class “count”?
A – All the courses you take at another COF college “count”
in terms of credit for those students who have been admitted
to a degree program. Whether it counts towards your major,
general education/critical studies requirement, elective,
or not at all, is up to your home college advisor. Make sure
you know where it is going to count before you take it!
MassArt – Classes at MassArt in FA2D, FA3D, SIM, and Studio
Foundation are taken pass/fail. Classes in Critical Studies,
Art Ed, and Design receive letter grades.
Q – How do I add a class after the registration period
A – Please see the academic calendar at http://www.colleges-fenway.org/coursedirectory/acdemcalender2006-2007v1.pdf
for add drop deadlines, and check the website of the host
college for specific information related to add/drop. You
must follow the academic calendar of the host campus.
Q – Can I take a class during the day and make up my work
hours at another time?
A – Eligible employees must receive approval from their supervisors
in advance of registering for a class. It is up to the supervisor
to determine whether or not an employee will be able to take
the class that falls during the employees regular work schedule.
At Wentworth, classes cannot conflict with an employees regular
Q- Where do I get a copy of the COF employee cross registration
A- Please visit your Human Resources Office to receive a
copy of the employee cross registration form and a copy of
Q – Once I have the form, how do I register for a course?
A – Before you can register for a course, you must get approval
and signatures from your supervisor, your Human Resources
Office, and your advisor (if applicable) if you are a matriculated
student. Next, bring the form to the Registrar’s Office of
the college where you would like to cross register during
the registration process. The registrar’s office will either
approve or deny your registration.