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Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program (CMEP)

Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program (CMEP)

The Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program (CMEP) allows graduate students in a doctoral program, to enroll at one of the three participating institutions (Northwestern University, University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago) to take advantage of academic courses at any of the other participating institutions that are not available at their home institution. UIC students who would like to take courses at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign or the University of Illinois at Springfield may do so as a concurrent registrant through the UIC Registrar’s Office, and would not be part of this program.

Approved applicants for the Chicago Metropolitan Exchange Program will be referred to as Exchange Scholars.  Exchange Scholars pay for class (es) taken at the host institution at the home university, and at the home university rates.  Students show proof of payment they made at the home campus or bill from the home campus, to the host campus liaison.

A graduate student who is approved as an Exchange Scholar will register for a CMEP course(s) (in the equivalent hours of the actual host course(s)) at their home institution, and the actual course(s) at the host institution.  The student will pay the usual tuition and fees to their home institution, with the tuition and most fees waived at the host institution.

UIC students who are Exchange Scholars will register for the appropriate section(s) of GC 500 at UIC and the actual course(s) at the host institution.  Registration hours for the UIC GC 500 course should be the equivalent of the hours taken at the host institution, using the same number of sections of GC 500 as courses registered for at the host institution.  Students from other institutions who are coming to UIC as an Exchange Scholar will register for the actual course(s) at UIC and holding course(s) at their home institution.  Since the participating schools have different term structures and start-times for their courses (U of C and NU use the quarter system), it is important to stay in contact with the liaisons on both campuses in order to avoid any registration issues.  Read More.

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