A consortium agreement is a legally binding document that outlines the terms and conditions of a collaborative partnership between two or more parties. In the context of education, consortium agreements are commonly used when students attend one institution but take courses at another institution to fulfill their degree requirements.
At the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), consortium agreements are available to students who wish to take courses at another institution while still maintaining their full-time student status at NJIT. This can be an attractive option for students who want to take advantage of courses not offered at NJIT, or who want to pursue a specific area of study that is only available at another institution.
To participate in a consortium agreement, students must first apply and be accepted as a visiting student at the host institution. Once accepted, the visiting student will need to work with an academic advisor at NJIT to ensure that the courses taken at the host institution will transfer back to NJIT and count towards their degree requirements.
It is important to note that there are limitations to consortium agreements. For example, students cannot take courses at another institution if the same or similar course is already offered at NJIT. Additionally, there may be restrictions on the number of courses that can be taken at the host institution, and students may need to meet certain GPA requirements to be eligible.
Overall, consortium agreements can be a useful tool for students to expand their academic horizons and take advantage of courses not offered at their home institution. However, it is important to carefully review the terms and conditions of the agreement and work closely with academic advisors to ensure a successful experience. For more information on consortium agreements at NJIT, visit the Office of the Registrar website.