Exchange Courses

Courses taken by undergraduate day, degree-seeking St. Thomas students at Augsburg College, Hamline University, Macalester College and St. Catherine University through ACTC cross-registration are called exchange courses. These courses may be substituted for courses at the University of St. Thomas, subject to the following conditions:

  1. The course is not one specified by a specific course number in the list of core curriculum requirements; and
  2. The student has the written permission of the department chair of the major or minor if the course is in the major or minor concentration and taken to satisfy a particular requirement for that major or minor; and
  3. The student consults the University Registrar before registering for more than one course at Augsburg, Hamline, Macalester or St. Catherine University during one semester. This one course limit does not apply to students pursuing a major or minor at these schools. 

Additional restrictions may apply. See the ACTC Website for additional restrictions:

For exchange courses in the fall and spring semesters, St. Thomas students register at St. Thomas. Grades for these courses are automatically recorded on the St. Thomas transcript.

For courses during the summer sessions, students register at the college offering the courses and have a transcript of the completed work sent to St. Thomas. These summer courses are considered transfer courses.

Exchange courses may be used to fulfill the senior residency requirement.

Grades for exchange courses are included in the computation of the St. Thomas GPA.

Courses taken at Augsburg, Hamline, Macalester and St. Catherine by a student before he or she matriculates at St. Thomas or while the student is not an active student at St. Thomas are treated as transfer courses.