Through the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE) – cross-registration offers a way for you to access courses not offered at Oglethorpe University and an opportunity for you to experience different campus environments, professors and subjects around our city.

  • Please be aware that you may not register at another institution if the desired course is available in the same semester at Oglethorpe.
  • You must be enrolled at Oglethorpe to be eligible to take courses through this program.
  • You may cross-register for no more 2 courses a semester and no more than 18 total semester hours during your entire undergraduate career.
  • You are responsible for any lab fees or transportation costs associated with this course.
  • You must earn a grade of “C-“ or better to have those credits accepted.
  • Credits will be added to your Oglethorpe transcript, but they will not be used to calculate your GPA. This includes course you may be attempting to repeat at another institution.

Because there is no additional cost to you by enrolling in an ARCHE course, most traditional undergraduate students see this as a preferable option in the traditional Fall and Spring semester as tuition charges are unchanged with enrollment in 12 – 19 credit hours.

Undocumented and DACA students: All of the University System of Georgia public colleges must comply with the USG lawful presence policy which means any student admitted to a USG school, including through ARCHE or transient status, must comply with submitting evidence of lawful presence in the US before being cleared to enroll in classes.

The evidence submitted has implications for both tuition classification and eligibility to enroll.

Tuition classification:
Individuals who submit evidence of lawful presence and show they meet Georgia tuition residency requirements will be assessed in-state tuition. Students who cannot submit evidence of lawful presence don’t meet Georgia tuition residency requirements and will be assessed non-resident tuition.

Eligibility to enroll at the USG selective colleges:
Students who cannot submit evidence of lawful presence are prohibited from enrolling at the 3 USG selective institutions (UGA, GA Tech and Georgia College and State University) because of the state policy.


  • Step 1: Complete the ARCHE Oglethorpe University Cross Registration Form.
  • Step 2: Follow the directions of the online application form – it will provide directions about how to get approval from your advisor.
  • Step 3: Once you have submitted the form properly, the ARCHE Coordinator will process your request or follow-up with any questions or issues that need to be resolved.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Agnes Scott
  • Brenau University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Clayton State University
  • Columbia Theological Seminary
  • Emory University
  • Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia State University
  • Interdenominational Theological Center
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Mercer University
  • Morehouse College
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Savannah College of Art and Design – Atlanta
  • Spelman College
  • University of Georgia
  • University of West Georgia

Fall: July 15
Spring: November 15
Summer: April 15

Each individual institution’s timeline varies based on their academic calendar. We do our best to notify you as soon as you are registered to make any necessary changes to your schedule. Please do NOT try to contact the ARCHE Coordinator at your desired institution for updates. If you have any questions regarding your status, please direct them to our ARCHE Coordinator.

You can submit an ARCHE Application to multiple institutions in a given semester. In fact, we would recommend it as there is no guarantee that you will be able to register for any one desired course.

We get it, sometimes things don’t go to plan. You are subject to the deadlines and academic policies of the host institution. You can contact the Registrar’s Office of the host institution or our ARCHE Coordinator about changing your registration.

Nope, our agreements with the consortium require that each institution send transcripts to the home institutions of each cross-registered student. If you have concerns about when we will receive your transcript, please contact our ARCHE Coordinator.

Related Resources

ARCHE Cross-Registration Home