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Regis College and Brandeis University sign cross-registration agreement

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  July 6, 2011 02:51 PM

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Regis College and Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management signed a cross-registration agreement Wednesday allowing graduate students to take courses at the other school, according to institution officials.

Students may take one course outside their own school each semester, and full-time students must maintain a full-time course load at their home institutions. Participation will depend on factors such as class size and course prerequisites.

Regis currently offers cross-registration with Babson College, Bentley University, and Boston College. Brandeis also offers courses at these universities for grad students, as well as Boston University, Tufts University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of Massachusetts in Boston.

“I believe that partnerships like this one are becoming an increasingly significant part of the higher education landscape,” said Antoinette Hays, Regis College president, in prepared remarks. “Colleges and universities throughout the rich higher education environment of greater Boston are identifying their particular strengths and affinities and making agreements to support the paths of college students toward productive outcomes, including career preparation.”

Lisa Lynch, dean of the Heller School, said that the agreement creates opportunities for synergy between the two institutions.

“Having a transfer agreement in place with an institution like Regis College is of great benefit to our students,” she said in a statement. “This agreement assists us in offering students in both institutions an even richer range of courses.”

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