Consortium Registration

Marymount University is a proud member of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. This membership allows students to participate in cross-registration opportunities at other Consortium universities. This page includes information about the member institution, Consortium registration policies, how to register for a Consortium course, due dates for Consortium forms, tuition and fee information, general Consortium information, and information about grades and transcripts for Consortium courses.

Member Institutions
Consortium Registration Policies
How to Register for a Consortium Course
Consortium Registration Form Due Dates
Tuition and Fees
General Information
Grades and Transcripts
ROTC Contacts


Member Institutions

A current list of member institutions can be found on the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area website and is listed below:

  • American University
  • The Catholic University of America
  • Gallaudet University
  • George Mason University
  • The George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Howard University
  • Montgomery College
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Prince George’s Community College
  • Trinity Washington University
  • University of the District of Columbia
  • University of Maryland College Park

Undergraduate students are also eligible to enroll in synchronous online language courses offered by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC). Non-degree students are not eligible to enroll in Consortium or VFIC courses.​

Consortium Registration Policies

  • Courses taken via the Consortium Registration process are considered to be institutional credit. Grades will be recorded on the student’s Marymount transcript and factored into the student’s Marymount GPA.
  • Students must be degree-seeking and in good academic standing in order to be eligible to register for a Consortium course.
  • A maximum of two courses through the consortium  and two language courses through VFIC (undergraduate students only) may be counted for credit toward Marymount degree requirements.
  • Students should not enroll in a consortium course in their first semester at Marymount, with the exception of students enrolled in the ROTC program. Students with extenuating circumstances may be approved to take other consortium courses in their first semester.
  • Students are not encouraged to enroll in Consortium courses during the semester of their anticipated graduation. Taking a course outside of Marymount during the student’s final semester may delay his or her graduation.
  • Students are not eligible to take a course through the Consortium that is being offered concurrently at Marymount.
  • Once a student is enrolled in a course through the consortium, the course cannot be changed to transfer credit after the Consortium registration deadline.
  • Enrollment at Marymount does not guarantee enrollment in a course at a Consortium institution.
  • Students enrolled in a Consortium course follow the add, drop, and withdrawal deadlines of Marymount University.

How to Register for a Consortium Course

Students interested in registering for a course through the Consortium should complete the Consortium Registration form. This form must be signed by the student’s advisor and associate or assistant dean. Students are encouraged to read the above policies prior to submitting the Consortium Registration form.

Consortium Registration Form Due Dates

Semester Form Due By:
Fall 2023 August 21, 2023
Spring 2024 January 3, 2024
Summer 2024 May 6, 2024


Tuition and Fees

Tuition for your Consortium course is paid directly to Marymount, using Marymount’s tuition rates. Students must observe Marymount’s payment schedules and deadlines.

Course fees, lab fees, and other special fees are paid directly to the visited institution.

Dropped courses are subject to Marymount University’s refund schedule and procedures.

General Information

Closed/Cancelled Courses

The visited institution will attempt to notify the Marymount Consortium coordinator if the course is full/closed or cancelled. The Consortium coordinator will, in turn, notify the student in time for them to choose an alternate course. It is ultimately the student’s responsibility to ensure that the class is still available for registration.

Dropping/Withdrawing from a Course

Students registered for a Consortium course must follow Marymount University’s Academic Calendar for drop/withdrawal dates. If a student would like to drop/withdraw from a Consortium course, please contact the Registrar’s Office at Failure to observe the published drop/withdrawal deadlines will result in a grade of ‘F’ on a student’s academic transcript.

Graduating Students

If a student must enroll in a Consortium course in their final semester at Marymount, it is the student’s responsibility to let their advisor and school associate dean know when the Consortium grade has been reported. Only then can the graduation process proceed.

Purchasing Books

Students will obtain their books from the visited institution’s bookstore.


Contact the visited institution’s Parking/Security Office to secure information regarding any special ID or parking pass requirements. It is suggested that students use public transportation, such as Metrobus and Metrorail, when possible.


Observe the visited institution’s academic and social policies, rules, and regulations. Marymount honors the unique policies and procedures of each Consortium member.

Grades and Transcripts

Grade Exchange

Grades and credits earned through the Consortium are reported directly to Marymount by the visited institution. Students do not have to request the visited institution to forward their grades to Marymount. Each visited institution reports grades according to its own policies, procedures, and deadlines. These grades will be available approximately 2 – 4 weeks after the completion of the course.


Grades and credits earned through the Consortium are recorded on the Marymount transcript as if they were taken at Marymount.

Grade Point Average

Courses taken through the Consortium are calculated into the Marymount credit totals and grade point average.

Course Repeat

If a student repeats a course, Marymount forgives the lower grade. Thus, it will not be calculated into the credit totals and grade point average. In order for Marymount to forgive a lower grade in a Consortium course, a student must repeat the same course at the same institution.

ROTC Contacts

Students interested in ROTC should reach out to the institution that offers the program directly.

Howard University

Airforce ROTC

George Mason University


George Washington University


University of Maryland

Air Force ROTC
Phone: 301-314-3242


Naval ROTC



Contact the Office of the Registrar:
(703) 284-1520