Collaborative Programs with Other Colleges and Universities
Cross-Registration in Northeast Ohio
Full-time undergraduates in good academic standing may cross-register for one course per semester at no additional tuition cost beyond their Case Western Reserve University tuition at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College, John Carroll University, or Kent State University. Cross-registration at other local colleges and universities while enrolled full-time at Case Western Reserve will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Approval to participate in cross-registration is handled by the Undergraduate Advising Support Office and is normally limited to courses that are not offered at Case Western Reserve.
To cross-register for studio courses at the Cleveland Institute of Art, a student must have permission from Case Western Reserve University's director of art studios, 2215 Adelbert Road, 216.368.2714.
Joint Program in Art Education
The joint program in art education of Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) enrolls students pursuing the BS in Art Education, combining studio art courses at the Cleveland Institute of Art with liberal arts and education courses at Case Western Reserve University. Admission to the program requires application to Case Western Reserve University and presentation of an art portfolio to the Cleveland Institute of Art. Credentials must be acceptable to both institutions.
Joint Program in Music
All programs in music are conducted jointly by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), and provide the intimacy and specialization of a professional conservatory, together with the resources of a comprehensive university.
Private music lessons can be arranged through the Department of Music in collaboration with the Cleveland Institute of Music. Students interested in pursuing this opportunity must obtain a permit from the Music Department in Haydn Hall to enroll for credit in Applied Music. Charges for private lessons are covered by the full tuition rate for music and music education majors only. All other students pay an additional fee.
Students pursuing a major in music or music education take music theory and lessons at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and take music history and other liberal arts and music education courses at Case Western Reserve University. Students pursuing the Bachelor or Arts degree with a major in music or the Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree apply to and enroll in Case Western Reserve University, while students seeking the Bachelor of Music degree apply to and enroll in the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are available to Case Western Reserve University students through cooperative arrangements with Kent State University for Air Force ROTC and with John Carroll University for Army ROTC. Each of these universities offers military studies, leadership, and training courses. Participating students may seek transfer credit at Case Western Reserve for these courses. Students who are not recipients of ROTC scholarships may enroll in the first- and second-year ROTC courses without incurring any military obligation. University students enrolling in ROTC programs are eligible to compete for ROTC scholarships awarded by the Air Force or the Army.
Air Force ROTC
The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) program provided by Kent State University prepares students for service as officers in the United States Air Force or Space Force. Through courses in history, management, and leadership, and through practical training, students acquire leadership and management skills and learn about Air Force career opportunities, the role of the military in American society, the history of air power, and national defense policy.
An agreement between Case Western Reserve University and Kent State University allows full-time Case Western Reserve students to complete through cross-registration Aerospace Studies courses at Kent State University, which is approximately 35 miles from Case Western Reserve. Classes are usually scheduled on one or two afternoons during the week. Air Force ROTC scholarships are available on a competitive basis.
Information about courses, registration, and scholarships may be obtained from the KSU Air Force ROTC Detachment 630. Case Western Reserve students planning to register for AFROTC courses at Kent State University should consult with the CWRU Undergraduate Advising Support Office for information regarding registration procedures.
The Army ROTC program is designed to prepare students for service as a commissioned Army officer in either the active duty U.S. Army or the reserve components of the Army Reserve or National Guard. Classes and practical training focus on military skills, officer professionalism, leadership training, and the development of military-related officer and management techniques and procedures.
The Army ROTC program is offered through a partnership agreement with the US Army and a cooperative arrangement with John Carroll University with some of the first- and second-year Army ROTC classes being offered on the Case Western Reserve University campus. For those courses offered at Case Western Reserve (MLSC 101, MLSC 102, MLSC 201, and MLSC 202), students register in the ordinary way. For other Army ROTC classes, students enroll through cross-registration in the Department of Military Science at John Carroll University, which is approximately five miles from Case Western Reserve. Army ROTC scholarships are available on a competitive basis.
Information about courses, registration, and scholarships may be obtained from the Department of Military Science (ARMY-ROTC) at John Carroll University. Case Western Reserve students planning to register for Army ROTC courses at John Carroll University should consult with the CWRU Undergraduate Advising Support Office for information regarding registration procedures.
Fisk University Exchange Program
An exchange program between Fisk University and Case Western Reserve University enables up to four Case Western Reserve students to spend a semester as visiting students at Fisk each year. Up to four Fisk students may spend a semester at Case Western Reserve each year. Fisk University was founded in 1866 as the first integrated coeducational school in the United States, and, at its founding, focused on providing a quality liberal arts education to the children of former slaves. Fisk University has a distinguished history as a liberal arts institution. It was the first historically black college to have chapters of the Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board national honorary societies.
Case Western Reserve students who participate in the Case Western Reserve-Fisk Exchange pay tuition to Case Western Reserve University, pay the Fisk room and board fees, and maintain their CWRU student status during the period of the exchange. Information about the exchange program is available in the CWRU Undergraduate Advising Support Office.
The Dual Degree (3-2) Program in Engineering
Students of superior scholarship who have attended one of a group of select liberal arts colleges with which Case Western Reserve University has a dual degree agreement are eligible to participate in the Dual Degree (3-2) program at Case Western Reserve University. This program allows outstanding students to begin their studies at a liberal arts college for three years and pursue an engineering degree at Case Western Reserve University for two years. Once requirements at both institutions are completed, students receive a degree from the liberal arts college and a degree from Case Western Reserve University in a designated engineering discipline.
Cleveland Humanities Collaborative
The Cleveland Humanities Collaborative is a set of partnerships between Case Western Reserve University and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), Lakeland Community College (Lakeland CC), and Lorain Community College (Lorain CC) charged with promoting student transfer from these local community colleges to CWRU to pursue a liberal arts education through a Bachelor of Arts degree in the humanities. In addition, the program encourages and supports strengthened ties among faculty through programming and academic collaborations. The collaborative also seeks to enrich the cultural life of northeastern Ohio through quality public programming that supports the appreciation of the humanities and its importance in nurturing engaged citizens and building strong communities.
As students pursue their associate's degrees at Tri-C, Lakeland CC, and Lorain CC, they are able to explore many of the humanities disciplines available as majors and minors at CWRU. They are also able to take advantage of the cross-registration program that enables these students to take up to two classes per semester at CWRU while paying home tuition. Once they are on track to earn their associate's degree, students apply to CWRU as transfer students. Upon acceptance, students become CHC Scholars and participate in a summer bridge program that prepares them for a successful transition to CWRU. At CWRU, CHC Scholars are integrated into humanities programs and are connected to University Circle institutions.
Cleveland STEM Project
The Cleveland STEM Project enables students at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) to complete a four-year bachelor's degree in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) discipline at Case Western Reserve University as part of CWRU's commitment to advancing STEM education and educational outcomes for students in our local community and to establishing ties among STEM faculty members at Tri-C and CWRU.
As students pursue their associate's degree at Tri-C, they may take advantage of the cross-registration program that enables these Tri-C students to take up to two classes per semester at CWRU while paying home tuition. This arrangement gives students participating in the program a head-start on their bachelor's degree and allows them to acclimate to CWRU before they formally enter as degree-seeking students. Once they are on track to earn their associate's degrees, students apply to CWRU as transfer students.