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  • The resident dining hall, Sparky’s Place, offers a variety of nutritious meals for students and faculty.
    The resident dining hall, Sparky’s Place, offers a variety of nutritious meals for students and faculty.
  • The Collegiate Church of Christ the Teacher is the spiritual center of the Merrimack College community.
    The Collegiate Church of Christ the Teacher is the spiritual center of the Merrimack College community.
  • The Gladys Sakowich Campus Center, the heart of campus activities.
    The Gladys Sakowich Campus Center, the heart of campus activities.
  • Whether it’s winter, spring, or anything in between, Merrimack’s beautiful campus is enjoyed by all.
    Whether it’s winter, spring, or anything in between, Merrimack’s beautiful campus is enjoyed by all.
  • Students are often seen studying in the McQuade Library, a favorite spot on campus.
    Students are often seen studying in the McQuade Library, a favorite spot on campus.
  • Aerial shot of the Academic Quad.
    Aerial shot of the Academic Quad.
  • Mendel Center and the Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge.
    Mendel Center and the Moseley Wrought Iron Arch Bridge.

NECCUM Questions and Answers

What choices does NECCUM offer?

Students at NECCUM member institutions have the opportunity to take courses at any of the other nine colleges as part of their academic program. The libraries at all ten member institutions are also open to NECCUM participants.

How can I take a course through NECCUM?

It is easy. If a course you want to take is not offered at your institution, and is offered at one of the affiliated colleges, you can register for that course at the NECCUM member institution. The selected course or courses may be available only on a "space available" basis. In fact, you can take one or two courses through NECCUM each semester - as long as the courses are not currently available at your home campus, where you must be registered as a full-time student.

What are the advantages?

That depends on your course selections. For example, you might need to fulfill a graduation requirement or a prerequisite for a particular program, or you might simply find a course at another institution that extends your knowledge in a field that interests you. Often you get a different perspective by attending classes at an institution other than your own. Hundreds of students have taken advantage of thse intercollegiate choices and have expressed great satisfaction with the experience.

What about tuition and credits?

There are not additional tuition costs. You must pay for course-related materials. Grades and credits are automatically sent to your home institution's Registrar's office and become part of your record. NOTE: Grades do not necessarily become part of your transcript. Each institution has their own guidelines. Please consult with your institution's Registrar's Office.

How can I qualify?

You must be a full-time student, enrollin in a degree program at a NECCUM member institution and receive appropriate approval from your academic advisor to register for a course at a member institution. You must also have a minimum 2.0 GPA, and satisfy all prerequisites for participation. First semester students are excluded from participation in cross-registration, with the exception of ROTC.

Where can I get more details?

Talk about NECCUM with your academic advisor. You can also seek information from your Registrar or Financial Aid office.