Cross-Listed Courses

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Category Name: Student 
Responsible Unit: Office of Registration and Records
Responsible VP: VP for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
Adoption Date: July 2014
Last Revision Date:
Last Review Date:
Shared governance: none

Policy Statement

There are rules that govern credit for a course listed in more than one department (different discipline codes).




There are no definitions for this policy at this time.

Policy Procedures

Rules About Cross-Listed Courses

A cross-listed course is one that is offered under more than one departmental designation. This means that the course has two different discipline codes, but the same course number. For example, AAS 235, Introduction to Afro-American Literature, is the same course as ENG 235, Introduction to Afro-American Literature. Cross listed information is available in the online course schedule. When selecting a course from the Look-up Classes: Search Results, click the course CRN. Under Sections Found, click the link to Detailed Class Information. Scroll down and any cross listings will appear under Cross List Courses. 

Don't get confused between cross-listed courses and equivalent courses. Equivalent courses aren't identical courses; they're simply considered equal for the purposes of meeting some College or departmental requirements. Here are some general rules that apply to cross-listed (but not equivalent) courses:

  1. Students cannot take a course for credit if it has already been taken in its cross-listed version. Students can repeat a course to improve the grade, in which case we advise retaking it with the same exact course listing. Remember that students only get credit for the most recent taking of any course.

  2. If a student takes two courses that subsequently become cross-listed, s/he retains credit for them both, on the grounds that students aren't expected to predict the future.

  3. Be careful when registering for cross-listed courses. If a student mistakenly takes a course twice under two different cross-listings, s/he still only gets credit for it once.

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History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date July 2017 Three year review
Adoption Date July 2014 Policy Adopted
Draft Review Date Draft Policy under 30-day Campus Review


Last Updated 10/27/20

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