Currently enrolled full-time degree seeking undergraduate students in good academic standing who have achieved sophomore status may register for up to two courses per term that cannot be scheduled at the home institution at any one of the member institutions (DeSales University, Cedar Crest College, Lafayette College, Moravian College, and Muhlenberg College). The student must obtain the appropriate approvals of his or her own adviser and the host institution registrar. The courses must be in the normal academic load and not produce an overload. Graduate students and courses (courses numbered 400 and above) are not eligible for cross registration.
All grades of courses taken through the LVAIC cross registration process will be accepted by the home institution and entered on the permanent record, and such grades will be used in computing the grade point average. Credits taken through the cross-registration process will be calculated as in residence. The number of credit hours assigned to a course is the responsibility of the home institution registrar.
Students may not repeat a course at another LVAIC institution in which they expect to have a Lehigh cumulative grade point average adjustment.
Lehigh University students are not permitted to cross-register for courses in all January intersession programs, the evening program at Muhlenberg College, all weekend courses at Cedar Crest College, or the Access program at DeSales University. All independent study, tutorial, music lessons or groups, correspondence, and on line courses are prohibited from cross-registration without prior approval of the Lehigh University standing of students Committee.
Lehigh students must have been registered full time in the prior spring semester to be eligible to cross-register for a summer term. A maximum of two courses per session, and 12 credit hours over the course of the entire summer may be rostered. Students may not cross-register for a course being offered at Lehigh during the summer term.
Undergraduate Leave of Absence
Each student is expected to complete the baccalaureate degree by attending Lehigh for four consecutive academic years. Once a student that has matriculated at Lehigh chooses to deviate from this attendance pattern a revised degree plan, coordinated with his or her adviser and associate dean, must be submitted with a request for a leave by completing a petition to the SOS Committee for an Academic Leave of Absence. Petitions are available from the Registrar’s Office or the Dean of Students. The form must be signed by the student’s faculty adviser, associate dean of the college and the completed form must be submitted prior to the start of any subsequent enrollment at another college or university.
Current Lehigh University students are prohibited from concurrent enrollment at any other college or university. Courses taken concurrently will not be eligible to apply towards a Lehigh degree. An exception is made for cross registration at another LVAIC institution.
Special opportunity programs like the American University Internship, Hope College Urban Semester and the Institute for Shipboard Education (affiliated with another university), University of Virginia Semester at Sea, Georgetown Washington Semester have limited access to Lehigh University students. For procedures concerning application for these programs please see the Associate Dean of Students for Academic Support.
Students can not assume that a leave will be granted to study at another college or university (this policy does not apply for study abroad through the auspices of Lehigh Abroad or LVAIC programs). The program of study and reason for the leave must be approved by the SOS committee.
If unapproved leaves are taken, students are declared as non returning and must apply for readmission to the University through the SOS committee if they wish to re-enroll. Courses taken at another college or university while on an unapproved leave will not be permitted to transfer toward a Lehigh University baccalaureate degree.
In addition, students taking an unauthorized leave of absence must be aware that their eligibility for student aid is jeopardized.
Any student who is uncertain about attending a future fall or spring term at Lehigh University is urged to discuss the matter with the Dean of Students Office or the Registrar prior to taking any action to withdraw or attend another college or university.
Students may take courses at another institution during a summer term without requesting an academic leave of absence. Check with the Registrar’s Office for limitations and processes for transfer course approval.