Umsl Consortium Agreement
The UMSL Consortium Agreement: Ensuring Success for Transfer Students
Transferring from one college or university to another can be a daunting process, but the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) has implemented a consortium agreement to make the transition smoother for students. The UMSL Consortium Agreement allows students to take classes at other accredited institutions while still maintaining their status as a UMSL student.
What is a Consortium Agreement?
A consortium agreement is a legal document that establishes a partnership between two or more institutions of higher education. In the context of transferring, the agreement allows students to take classes at their current institution and another institution simultaneously. In the case of the UMSL Consortium Agreement, it allows students to take classes at UMSL and a partner institution, known as the “host” institution.
Why is the UMSL Consortium Agreement Important for Transfer Students?
The UMSL Consortium Agreement provides transfer students with an opportunity to take courses at other institutions without the risk of losing credits or their status as a UMSL student. This flexibility allows students to have more options when it comes to selecting and completing courses that will fulfill their degree requirements.
Additionally, taking courses at a different institution can provide students with a new perspective and different learning opportunities. This can help students to broaden their educational experience and enhance their skills and knowledge.
How Does the UMSL Consortium Agreement Work?
To take advantage of the UMSL Consortium Agreement, students must first submit a Consortium Agreement Form to the UMSL Registrar`s office. The form requires the student to identify the host institution, the course(s) they intend to take, and the dates of enrollment. Once the UMSL Registrar`s office approves the form, the student can take the identified course(s) at the host institution while still maintaining their status as a UMSL student.
It is important to note that the UMSL Consortium Agreement is only available to students who are in good academic standing and are making satisfactory progress towards their degree. Additionally, the host institution must be accredited and have a degree program similar to UMSL`s.
Overall, the UMSL Consortium Agreement provides transfer students with a valuable resource to help them complete their degree requirements. The flexibility and options provided by the agreement can help students to achieve their academic goals while also broadening their educational experience. If you are a UMSL student considering transferring or taking classes at another institution, be sure to explore the benefits of the UMSL Consortium Agreement.